Thursday, May 5, 2011

Robin Hood Reflections

So sassy, and getting so grown up...Abby.
I loved seeing her on stage tonight. Singing and dancing. Having a great time. Still looking like a little girl, not so grown up as she has been looking lately. No attitude, no talking about boys or cell phones or clothes she wants or bikinis or 6th grade crushes or her first kiss (no, it hasn't happened and WON'T for as long as I can help it). 

No mention of training bras or not wanting me around, no talk of me embarrassing her or wanting more freedom or wishing her dad and I would see her closer to a teenager...

No, none of that tonight. Only a beautiful girl, dancing with her friends, smiling and happy as can be with all that surrounds her. 

I loved tonight. I hope it sticks in that (admittedly) very scatter-brained memory of mine for a very, very, very long time. 

Because tonight made me very happy and proud. And sad at the same time. 



Abby & Keely, many moons ago...


And this year...



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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl Who Played with Fire
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
My Sister's Keeper
Nineteen Minutes
The Pact
The Tenth Circle
Change of Heart
Keeping Faith
Handle with Care
House Rules
More Than It Hurts You
Amy and Isabelle
A Prayer for Owen Meany
A Widow for One Year
The 158-Pound Marriage
To the Lighthouse
Between the Acts
A Room of One's Own, and Three Guineas
The Help


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