Saturday, March 14, 2009

Baby Bird

Has her eyes on the future.
Is getting painfully close to fledging.
And Mama is cheering her on.

29 comments:

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

Bittersweet time...

Ellen said...

I feel your pain.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

its times like these that i am sort of grateful that martha redid the 8th grade and is a year behind where she was...
I left you a comment on my comments... because your settings still wont allow email to be returned from when you comment.
HUGS ME!

Pouty Lips said...

Cheering her on is what the mama bird should do. I'm getting all misty-eyed. Give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back and be proud of your accomplishment.

Hilary said...

Sigh.. I know that feeling. But ya dun good. :)

Grandma J said...

Dang that's a gorgeous picture! It won't be as painful as the anticipation of it all.

Suz Broughton said...

Yay! for mamas that cheer their girls on!!!

Flea said...

Yay! And sad. Go girl!

kim-d said...

And what beautiful eyes she has...

Here's the good part. After spreading her wings a bit, she will have even more appreciation for the one who cheered her on better than any other--as only Mama can do.

The older I got, the closer and closer I got to my Mom...

Living on the Spit said...

Take a million photos because the Spring goes by so fast before graduation.

Debbie said...

I'm proud of you. It is not easy. I'be been thinking about how you're handling the senior year thingy and Graduation coming up. Enjoy every minute and try not to think of further than right now.

David came up for a dental appointment Thursday and I waited outside for him 45 mins. He gave me 3 minutes and 2 hugs and he was off. I treasured it :)

It's what us mamas do!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

My heart breaks for you Mama. And I know my time is coming.
She's gonna do good! She learned from the best!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

That's an incredible photo and bittersweet words. Well, all I can offer is this: if she does end up going to school down in this neck of the woods, consider us a second family who can be there quickly if there is ever anything she needs. Seriously.

Daryl said...

Oh good photo .. I am loving your new camera! Being a cheerleader is part of being a cool mom.

Country Girl said...

The art of parenting is learning to let go. It's so difficult, isn't it? But you're doing fine.

And me likey your new camera.

Sassy said...

I ♥ the bird's eye view...

my heart hurts for you...I know how mine felt letting mine go and it is definately the BEST of times and the WORST of times...

noble pig said...

Yep, as hard as it is, she needs your cheering.

asthmagirl said...

Way to go Mama! She'll remember that you urged her on!

imom said...

Great photo! My baby bird will be starting her high school career in the fall. I'm both excited and terrified.

Deb said...

Taking your daughter to college, setting up her dorm room and leaving her behind is NOT an easy thing to do. But it is a passage for the both of you which is natural as the sun shining. Keep strong and know that with each new adventure brings new experiences.
It will be ok...really...just buy lots of hankerchiefs.

TSannie said...

Damn these life passages!

Flash Stitcher said...

Oh, what are we going to do?
What a beautiful picture of your Baby Bird.
We have given them the beginning and now it is their turn to fill in the middle. We have given them the fortitude to go forward, but then why is it so hard for us to accept?
I am so teary just thinking about it.

Snooty Primadona said...

You've done your job very well, Mom. I know it's going to be tough, but you'll handle it just fine as you kick her (them) out of the nest (so to speak)...

imbeingheldhostage said...

Good for you! I clicked on the photo-- amazing detail-- wow!

Joanie said...

Cheering and secretly crying...I know that feeling!

Joanie said...

Cheering and secretly crying...I know that feeling!

jojo said...

so beautiful...

Egghead said...

Sad and proud at the same time. I hear you!

Mary said...

Awwwww...... I'm tearing up here... she's beautiful, Lauren!
xoxo,
Mary