As some of you may or may not have noticed I posted about Lanae moving into her “Big girl” bed last night for the first time. I was so excited to get my old daybed set up complete with rod iron hearts and porceline knobs! Seeing my old bed set up for my beautiful little girl was such a fulfilling vision. I’m not quite sure why but knowing that I was passing something on to my little lady, despite it being material, feels good.
She was absolutely fabulous as James tucked her into bed and cuddled her before coming to find me. I went in to say goodnight and saw her tiny little body snuggled into the duvet barely even peeking out. She took up so little of the bed I’m sure she could have easily have gotten lost but she giggled happily while she informed me of her new bed.
A friend asked if I was a bit sad, seeing the time fly and I have to admit that I was ready to move her into this next stage of life, especially with little Annie so close behind. Of course there is a small part of me that watches this beautiful little princess grow and grow and I know a moment in time will come when I hardly recognize the tiny girl as she stands before me a grown woman. I can only hope that I will cherish these moments as they come and remember how precious she is. Perhaps my good friend’s comment will serve as a reminder that I should not push her too fast into growing up and miss what little time I have with her as a little child, eager to giggle and snuggle!