Thursday, May 24, 2012

Too Fast

Today Miss Add hit another milestone in her life.  She graduated from preschool.

The past few weeks have been rough for the little gal.  She broke her leg right before we went on our big Disney vacation.  Doctor appointments and rough nights of sleeping didn't help her attendance any either.  Now I wasn't one to worry that she wouldn't graduate.  I mean, it's preschool.  You enroll and you're pretty much guaranteed a diploma at the end of the school year.

What worries me is that we reached that milestone already.  It happened too fast.  I can sit at work all day and watch the clock drag on like a turtle wading through mud, but then I get home and take one look into her gorgeous blue eyes and time seems to go by in a flash.  Doesn't seem like that long since I posted about her first day in preschool and now here we are folding up her little white cap and gown as we lay her down to sleep.

I had to wheel her onto the stage from the back entrance of the auditorium. As we sat there by ourselves at the door waiting on our turn to come in the little frog in my throat got bigger and bigger.  I didn't really think much about the graduation at first, to be honest.  There'd be some songs by the kids and then a cute little diploma given to each one.  Then there'd be the cake and lemonade before the kids said their goodbyes.  But as I sat there alone with her I started thinking about how proud I was of her.  She has learned to read on her own.  She can count so high that she won't stop until we tell her to can it.  And the greatest thing about her is her attitude.  She is thankful, kind, beautiful, loving, and strong.  She rarely complains about anything, least of all her broken leg.  In fact, she hasn't complained about pain or discomfort since a couple days after she broke the darn thing! She is THE example of a blessing from God.  She is an answered prayer that I just want to hold on to forever.

Funny thing is, I zip her around in her little wheelchair sometimes and she screams with delight and a little bit of fear saying "Slow down Daddy, you're going too fast!!!"  Well, it's my turn to do the screaming, Miss Add.  Slow down, it's all going too fast...

On a side note, she even got her first proposal today.  A little boy in her class named Max came up to her with a big smile, put his hand on her shoulder and said, "When I grow up, I'm gonna marry you."

Slow down Max, you're moving a little too fast there also buddy...


  1. Feeling your pain - it truly goes so fast you hate to blink but I can honestly say as my kids grew I wanted to them to stop but each day/year with them gets funner and funner (is funner even a word?) - just keep doing what you are doing and be able to look back with no regrets - your a great Dad!
    PS You showed great restraint for not taking down that little punk for already talking marriage!!!!!

  2. LOL! To be honest, Cris and I had previously talked about that little boy. He's so nice and has always been sweet on her. His mother was pretty shocked at his proclamation of love as well. I told her that if there ever was a little boy I'd consider, it would be him. Oh, and funner IS a word at my house!!!

  3. CAUTION! CAUTION! You blink & they're teenagers! Mine turns 14 this Christmas season & I still can't believe it. Seems like only yesterday she was following me around with bouncy curls & a cute little grin talking non-stop about anything & everything & 100% certain I had all the answers. The curls are hidden by a straightening iron now, the grin is a gorgeous smile, she still talks non-stop, but I'm pretty sure she knows I don't know it all now. Every year brings it's own joys & sorrows, but I wouldn't trade being her mama for anything in the world! Enjoy your Add!


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