What happened to them? I have to admit I am really 'missing' the girls' younger/baby years because they are just growing up too fast! Where is the 3 year old Maddie that squeeled with delight and actually shed a tear when Santa brought her the Dorothy the Dinosaur doll she really really wanted!
Or the baby Claudie who used to stand like a statue screaming 'cheeeeeeeeese' every time I pulled out the camera (yes she was well trained in the paparazzi!). How I miss them. But I have all the fun new stuff too which I love ... like tonight we went out to watch a local play and out for dinner together, just the three of us girls and we talked and had a great time.
I guess each stage of their lives bring new joys, but I can't help but miss the little babies they were too in some ways. I worry about what will happen to them as they grow up and what struggles they will face with the choices they have to make. All I can do is try to teach them well and love them with every ounce of my being but as mothers I know we will always worry, it's part of the job description. But that doesn't make it any easier.