Snapshots

Last spring, shortly before school was let out for summer, we received our invitation to watch KT in the National Honor Society.   Don’t get me wrong, we are as proud as can be of our girl, but we attend these ceremonies every year and they can get a bit…shall we say…tedious.

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This ceremony was different.  It was our first at the high school and included seniors.  As each senior was called up on stage to receive their Honor Society certificate, the school they would be headed to in the fall was also announced.  UW,  Harvey Mudd, Western, Washington State…name after name was called and it finally hit me.  Our children are on the verge of leaving home for bigger adventures.

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We’ve been seeing the signs for some time now.  They have gotten to the point where they would much rather hang out with their friends instead of their parents…or even each other. 

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Which is why these pictures are so special to me.  They are not great photos artistically speaking.  They are simply snapshots.

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Snapshots that captured a moment in time when our family was all hanging out together last August.

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They bring me back to the time when our girls were tiny and best of friends.  They preferred to play with each other over anyone else.  It didn’t really matter what they did.  It could be anywhere from playing in the dirt, horsing around, playing with dollies or watching a video.

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This of course was before they started developing separate interests and separate friends.  To be honest, there are times they can’t stand to be in the same room with each other.  Then there are the times that these sister just want to be together. 

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I know that my baby girls are nearly grown and will soon be flying off to fulfill their dreams.  Once they do, I know that they will keep in close touch, just because that’s the kind of girls they are.  While they are off living their lives, Shaun and I will take a break from the fast-paced action at the Bingo Hall and gaze at our old snapshots.  We’ll remember these days and marvel at how much our girls have grown…

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10 Responses to Snapshots

  1. lynne says:

    I can’t imagine you and Shaun sitting in a Bingo hall listening to the numbers being called out! Time does fly by in a hurry doesn’t it? Every year seems to go by just a bit faster than the last. Does time speed up as we get older or are we just more aware?

  2. These snapshots convey so much fun. I hope their relationship remains that warm all their lives.

  3. Hilary says:

    It happens all too quickly, doesn’t it? Sigh!

    Lovely, tender moments captured there.. bigger sigh!

  4. Beckie says:

    ‘…fast-paced action at the Bingo Hall…” HA

  5. Tink says:

    Some times I wish I could freeze time… My brother just turned 16. He used to think I was the coolest person in the world, the tallest too (HA!). Now he’s always off with his friends. But I know there are good times ahead too: many adventures for us both. The trick is to enjoy the moments and the people as they come. I wish your family all the happiness in the word!

  6. Linda says:

    Ah, that makes me a little teary-eyed. There have been so many moments along the path of motherhood when I wish I could just stop time. Thank goodness for the snapshots and memories.

  7. Joy T. says:

    Great photos to be able to look back on!! Lots of laughs and closeness.

  8. Kathy says:

    Beautiful family! And what a special and unique NHS celebration.

  9. Patsy says:

    You have taken some fantastic photos of the girls! I love them. And life marches on! Some times it is hard to take though. Enjoy these moments, remember what I have always tried to teach you, making memories is what is important as you will always have them to enjoy; some of them not so much. love ya

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