My personal experience with my daughter

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[/su_frame]The other night I got home late from work and I walked passed my daughter’s bedroom.  As I do on occasion, I walked in to give her a kiss and tell her good night.  This night was a little different.  We had our usual chat about the day, how things went, what she did but I began to realize that in a month she will not be going back to elementary school.  She is our youngest child and our only daughter.

[su_pullquote align=”left”]”I remember how exciting it was the first day my oldest son went to elementary school. Now, 14 years later, I wonder where the time has gone.”[/su_pullquote]

My thoughts quickly went to those things we have shared while she has been in elementary school.  At the beginning of each year we would look at the field trip schedule and we would decide which field trips I would be able to do with her and each of my kids at that age.  Some years we would go to the State Fair, other years the Nature Center while even more recently the Environmental Center for an over-niter.  We won’t be doing that this year for elementary school.
I remember how exciting it was the first day my oldest son went to elementary school.  Now, 14 years later, I wonder where the time has gone.  On the front end 14 years, and elementary school, seems like it will last forever.  Then, when you least expect it, it is done.

I have been thinking a lot over the last year how important it is to make every moment count.  The time will come when all of my children are out of the house and gone.  In fact, I have less time left with them than I have had so far.  As I look back I am glad to have spent wonder times enjoying my kids.  I am also grateful we have pictures to remember them at those ages.

My daughter and sonsI was sitting, watching tv, with that same daughter and looking on the wall saw a picture of her from when she was 2 years old.  I asked her “Where has my little girl gone?” She laughed and just gave me a hug.  I have always felt it is extremely important to be with my kids.  I also feel it is important to have photographs of my kids;  not only cell phone snap shots but professional portraits as well.  I can look back at where we are and say that we are done with elementary school and have no regrets.[su_service title=”Time is short…..don’t let it pass you by!” icon=”icon: exclamation-triangle” size=”68″]Take the time to have your children photographed. You will never regret that decision. Their portraits will only become more valuable over time![/su_service]

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