But, this will radically change the way my sweet girl looks. I have been committing her cute little face to memory (and taking lots of pictures) before her repair. I am trying to look on the positive side - I will get to fall in love with her beautiful new face.
As a mother, I alternate between wanting time to freeze at this exact moment and my impatience to see how my children will develop and grow in the future. I want to time travel, to skip around in their life stories.
On difficult days, I want to spring forward to see that yes, they will stay dry all night, eat with silverware, brush their teeth without reminders and generally be a productive member of society. On the days when my children seem so mature, kindhearted and accomplish some great personal goal, I wish I could momentarily pop back in time to see just how far they have come.
Without this time travel possibility, I am resigned to relying on my imagination, subjective memory and lots of photos.
|Bridget - A Packer fan like her Mom|
|Riley - May the Force be with you|
|Connor - Watch out for birds|
|Sawyer - Homemade hat? Headband? Native American headpiece with feather? Paper fire shooting out of his head?|
|Veronica - Baptismal Gown|
|Veronica - Howdy Partner!|