This whole blog idea came about while I was looking at my daughters pictures from a recent session of hers that I took, and she said “I love the pictures Mom, but can you put Class of 2015 on them?” While looking at how beautiful she has become I began to realize that this is my season of “Lasts”, when every ritual, every event, every story, every school dance, every dinner together and every moment spent that once seemed so blown out of proportion seems to now have so much more extra meaning.
I am realizing that this is my “Last” chance to teach her all she should know before she flies the nest. It is my “Last” chance to capture all these moments that will come and go so quickly.
I have two children of which she is the youngest. My son wasn’t really into all the being a teenager stuff we as parents look forward to but my daughter well she is! What I have realized is that while these are my “First” experiences with a child they will be my “Last” experiences as a parent.
And it seems I have not been preparing for this at all… but she manages to show us the way every day of how to begin letting go. She does it little by little but realistically I have 365 days left and that is it.
As I look at these pictures I realize that I must absolutely learn to treasure the small moments equally as well as the big ones. Soon it will be her “Last”, “First” day of high school, her last Prom, her last High School Softball game, and then finally my "Last" kid graduating from High School. I just have to remember that while these are “Lasts” for me they are really “Firsts” for her. These are moments she will never get again, these are moments she will remember for a lifetime, and I owe it to her to capture them. Truth be told, I am sadden to say I am starting my Baby’s “Last” year of High School, but Happy to say I can’t wait to capture all the “Firsts” that this year is bound to bring.
So this is my Blog for my daughter…. Travel the Journey with me as I capture all the “First” things she’ll do as a Senior in her “Last” year of High School Ever.