a milestone for my girls

by debi9kids on May 1, 2012

When I look back on old pictures of my girls together (like the one to the left from 1998) it almost makes me cry when I think of how fast the time has just flown by.
Ok, who am I kidding???
I do cry.
It feels like it was literally the blink of an eye.
They went from being my sweet, silly girls who loved wearing matching dresses, watching the movie Annie over and over while singing along, playing with babydolls and barbies to suddenly becoming…
I know, I should say “young women“, but honestly,
they are mature, smart, sensitive {and demanding} women.
And, this past weekend, watching them get ready for their prom, I was just made that much more aware how quickly it is flying by and how soon it will be that they will be leaving the safety of our home and starting their lives without us playing such a big part.
(and how I hope and pray that we have prepared them enough to be successful)
Aren’t they stunning???
See why my heart is hurting…with their dates, Rob & TaylorGabi and her date Taylor, a good friend from schoolStephanie and her boyfriend RobI know my daughters look beautiful, but what I am most proud of are the stunning souls that reside within them.

A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future. ~Author Unknown

Joining in with 7 Clown Circus , Lolli and Parenting by Dummies for Wordful Wednesday and Sarah Halstead & 5 Minutes for Mom for Wordless Wednesday

And Twinfatuation for Way Back Whens-day.

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lesa May 1, 2012 at 7:08 pm

I don't know Gabi that well, but I know Steph, and she is a wonderful girl. You did a good job. 🙂 She has a good head on her shoulders, and I know your girls will continue to make you proud 🙂


debi9kids May 1, 2012 at 8:01 pm

thank you so much Lesa <3


Beth Zimmerman May 1, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Ah but if they didn't grow up you will never know the joy of grandchildren! I know … NOT YET!!!!


debi9kids May 1, 2012 at 8:01 pm

yes, definitely not yet, but it is something I do look forward to! (hopefully LOTS and LOTS of grandchildren)


Alicia May 1, 2012 at 8:27 pm

It makes me sad too when I see old pictures of my kids!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Your girls are stunning!!!!!!! And they still have sweet faces!!!


Lisa May 2, 2012 at 5:06 am

Oh wow Debi…they are very beautiful…gorgeous

Keep an eye out on the boys eh.


the pic of then they were younger is adorable too..i can't believe how time flies..i too have too young men…now.. and still having a 5 yr old makes me continue to enjoy being a "young" mom..ha ha..i wish.


Susan May 2, 2012 at 5:12 am

Oh my…they are GORGEOUS! And I just love, love those dresses. Yes…time goes by way too fast.


Cheryl May 2, 2012 at 5:59 am

Oh Debi…they are such knockouts and that last line? You made me teary. 🙂

Congrats on your stunning daughters inside and out. Clearly, they take after their mother. 🙂

Thank you so much for playing along with Way Back When-esday!


Stacy Uncorked May 2, 2012 at 6:43 am

They are absolutely drop-dead gorgeous! And time does fly by way too fast, doesn't it?

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Elena May 2, 2012 at 6:54 am

Sweet post; your daughters are beautiful! The dresses are gorgeous!


Allison @ Alli &#039 May 2, 2012 at 11:03 am

Your girls are just beautiful. I love the pic of the two of them with their dates. I hope they had a wonderful evening!


Sarah May 2, 2012 at 12:44 pm

How beautiful! Love these photos.


Barbara Manatee May 2, 2012 at 5:23 pm

I said it on FB and instagram but I will say it again – they look beautiful!! Love those dresses and the girls are just stunning! I hope they enjoyed themselves at prom!


cat@jugglingact May 3, 2012 at 1:44 am

Oh my gosh, they looked just beautiful! Stunning young women! Love their dresses, hair and flowers.

And you know, prayers, we just need to keep oraying for our kids. Even when they fly on their own, or maybe even more so.


Krystyn May 7, 2012 at 4:39 am

They are just beautiful! I bet their smiles get them out of trouble sometimes….I hope they had a great time.


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