Monday, October 10, 2011

OMgosh....When did this happen?
















I can't believe that this year we had to have Malissa's Senior Pictures done for the yearbook. She only just started high school it seems. So we made arrangements for a very special person do the pictures for us at Whitnall Park and although it was hotter than Haiti's outside we managed to get in some pretty fabulous shots!  Malissa's BFF Kay was able to come along and have a few "BFF" shots taken together of the 2 of them at the end of the session.

As I watched Malissa posing for these shots I couldn't help but wonder where the time went.  It seems like yesterday we would look up at the clouds together and point out shapes and characters we would see in the cloud formations or the nights she would curl up on my lap and fall asleep while I would gently brush my fingers through her hair...

Now here she is, at a blink of an eye, attending her Final year at Whitnall High School, working 2 and sometimes 3 jobs at a time, driving and always on the go. And all I can ask myself is "When did this happen"??? When did she stop sitting on my lap, when did we stop looking at clouds together, when did she become so independent?















It's funny how busy life is and then something like this happens and slaps you right in the face. It's a little bitter sweet, but I am happy to say she is turning into a beautiful young woman, although very opinionated, stubborn, wise beyond her years and doesn't always make the best choices for herself, she has turned out to be an amazing young girl!  And even though we have had our moments through the years and we don't always see eye to eye on certain things, I am very proud of all that she is and the woman she is becoming!  I love you sissy... Always, Momma Donna <3



5 comments:

Lori Smith said...

Amazing. Made me cry.

Malissa said...

:)))))

AnnaMarie said...

Super cute post. Made me cry, too, and hold my little girls a little closer.

jessicaj said...

Very sweet post. Great pictures!

Kayyyyy said...

Awwwwh this was so sweeet :)))