Monday, November 5, 2012

If You Just Smile

It's been a long while since I've shared an image of my beloved here she is looking all grown up.  She'll be four in a couple of months.  FOUR!  How does the time seep by and go so fast?!

One small toy at a time.  One Barbie outfit missing shoes.  One stuffed animal loved until the fur is off.  One princess costume worn until the sequins are all gone. 

One accomplishment at a time.  Going to 'school' for the first time.  Learning to say the Pledge of "Alleebance" all on your own with just the smallest bit of coaching.  One hug of your baby sister, Ava.  One more stern warning to your boxer, Georgie, "NO, Georgie!"

And, a visit to the hair salon with Mommy.  Where you get treated like the rock star that you are!  As Laura said in her message to me, "...she just looks so grown up and pretty in this picture that I had to share."  You're right Lar, she does.  And I am so tickled that you thought of me and sent it! 

It's hard not being close by to see these small changes and accomplishments.  I'll always wish we lived closer.  One day, if I keep smiling....I'm sure it will happen.

Didn't she just make your day a wee bit brighter when you saw her?  I'm smiling now while I write this.  I hope your smile carries you through your day.

Namaste' Till Next Time,
Holly aka Great Aunt Holly


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

She is a living doll!!

jules - big girl bombshell said...

just the smile i needed today
more than you know

Debra She Who Seeks said...

A beautiful smile!

Joyce S said...

Wow, 4 already. She's a little darling. I hope that when I have grandkids they are closeby, but my sons have sworn off of children (they're young yet, they'll change...I hope) I know she's your ?great neice? but still it's obvious you and her mother are close.

Sara said...

I can't believe she is 4. What an absolutely beautiful little girl. Love those little curls in her hair. :)

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hi Holly, Having just returned from Ohio where I saw my 2 1 /2 and 1 1/2 year old great-nieces, I know how the heartstrings pull when you live far for the ones you lovve so much.

I hadn't meant to read posts, just scan quickly to see how far behind I am, but when I spotted your gorgeous girl I had to stop and take a closer look. FOUR! OMGosh. I still remember the monthly baby photos leading to Livy's first birthday... And you painting her nursery... and... and... Yes, time flies.

You absolutely made me smile with this post, and I really needed that. Thank you and kisses all around. xo jj

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