This picture was taken when the girls were 2.5 weeks old. It was their first milestone… a picture with no oxygen masks, heart monitors, umbilical lines, or IVs. It was a temporary respite from all their tubes and wires. We still had 2 more weeks of oxygen and 9 months of heart monitors in our future. But on this day they were free (except for the feeding tubes).
Today milestones are measured differently. Driving cars, late nights with the girls, college applications. Scary stuff. My baby girls are women now.
Tomorrow morning another milestone… Sweet 16! And sweet they are! I am so blessed by these sweet girls. They are a joy, my sunshine!
Today a song from my favorite scene from our favorite movie (that finally applies)… for my 16 year old girls, who wait on an empty stage… I can’t wait to see the story of their lives unfold!
You wait little girl
On an empty stage
For fate to turn the light on
Your life little girl
is an empty page
that men will want to write on
to write on
You are 16 going on 17
Waiting for life to start
Somebody kind who touches your mind
Will suddenly touch your heart
When that happens, after it happens
Nothing is quite the same
Somehow I know I’ll jump up and go
If ever he calls my name
Gone are your old ideas of life
The old ideas grow dim
Lo and behold you’re someone’s wife
And you belong to him
You may think this kind of adventure
Never may come to you
Darling 16 going on 17
Wait a year… or two
I’m no Julie Andrews… but my girls are as sweet and beautiful as Lisle.
I am so proud of you both!
Love you forever~