Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Growing Up

Yesterday was a day for primping, in preparation for a night of celebration. My granddaughter’s Grade 8 graduation.

Fancy dress, high heels, make up and a fussy hair dos, what girl doesn’t like a dress-up night when she can feel like a princess?

It’s a time of transition, and next year there will be new challenges as she moves into a new phase of her life.
It’s a happy time, and yet it’s also sad. There is still so much of the little girl I know and love inside of her, and now she’ll be facing more adult responsibilities and situations, be making decisions that will affect the rest of her life.

Oh, how we wish we could keep them young and innocent for just a little bit longer, keep them safe, keep them home. Is she ready for this adult world, and just as worrisome...are we ever ready for our little girls to grow up?

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