Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Last week Susan, my daughter-in-law, sent me the link to view proofs of my sweet granddaughter's 4 yr. photography session. I pulled up the site, logged in the password and was nowhere in the world prepared for what transpired next. I was a total mess by the time I finished viewing the proofs. Where did little Natalie go? Maybe it was the music in the background as I viewed the slide show. The music is a new addition to the photographer's website and perhaps I wasn't prepared for it. And to top that off, the second song on her play list is the one I used in my Daddy's Tribute video a few posts back...a song that is not well known. I was so caught off guard when it came on. Or maybe it was just one of those days a woman has once in a while...you know, the days that you can just watch a commercial on TV and just burst into tears. I'm 53 yrs. old and not visited by the "Menstrosity Monster" anymore, so I couldn't blame it on that. So, I have concluded that two major things hit me as I watched the slide show -

First - Time flies whether you're having fun or not. Just yesterday my own kids were toddlers. And now, they are adults with families of their own. So Natalie, my first grandchild, is a big girl now.....ouch. Where has the time gone?

And then - I realized just how deeply I long for it to be Sarah's turn to be sending me links to view her child's proofs. Her struggle with infertility has been so difficult for her, but it has also been hard for me...watching her go through it. If I could take this struggle away from her, I would do it in a heartbeat. But it is her journey. I can only support, encourage, and pray, pray, pray for her. Her time will come. I fully trust in this and know that God will deliver (hehe, no pun intended) in His time. Until then, we will wait with great anticipation of the miracle HE will perform for Sarah and Stuart!

So, between those two monumental truths, I crumble every time I watch the slide show. So far, I haven't been able to place my order, but that is going to happen TODAY! Oh yes, I'm pulling up those big girl panties and going to "git 'er done" today!

I wish I had some pictures of those proofs...wait a minute...IDEEAAAA! (from "Pete and Pete")

OK...these are pictures I took of my "computer screen", so they are not of good quality. I am including the Home Page of the photographer. If you live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, she is a wonderful photographer and a sweet, Christian woman. These are just a few of my favorites -

Tea Party

Natalie - 4 yrs.

Telling Secrets


This is Natalie's "First Day of Preschool" picture.
She is such a big girl!

And now I leave you with a video made when Natalie was barely 2 yrs. old - 2 yrs. and 5 weeks to be exact. Her little brother, Parker, had just been born and she was "performing" for all of us.


Singing Princess


  1. These are great pictures. You're right about time flying by. It seems like it goes by faster now than ever and we really have less to do, or we should have less to do, with the kids grown, etc. Natalie is a beautiful little girl.

  2. Well you sure know how to make someone bawl. That video made me burst into tears,not because it is sad. But because, my little angel is 4 and on her second week of preschool. I just can't believe how old they get so fast. I want her to be a little baby still saying "ma ma" *tear ~I guess you have to make the best of the time you are given. Huh? Natalie is such a cutie pie.

  3. Sandra,

    I found Sarah's blog through another blogger with infertility and I have really enjoyed reading it and have found such encouragement through it. I directed my mother to your blog and she read it last night and enjoyed it! Thank you for showing a side of infertility many probably never think of! I know our battle with IF has really been hard for my parents who just want to make it all better. Feel free to visit my mom at www.rldabney.blogspot.com!

  4. Loved this post! Thanks mom!!! One day it will be my turn- I just know it!!!


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