Friday, August 24, 2007

New Worlds

This photo, taken 17 years ago, shows my daughter Em looking at me after she realized for the first time, just how big and really magical this world we live in could be. Being able to share with her something as wonderous as seeing the ocean for the first time was precious. I have been blessed to share in the daily discoverings of both her life and her sister's life, and I am so deeply grateful for the privilage.

Tomorrow Em leaves for college, and for the first time I will not be a part of her daily life, to see her sweet smile as she comes through the door, hear her laughter at the dinner table, or feel her arms around me as she gives me a goodnight hug. I will miss her deeply.

My wish for Em is that her future be as deep and wide and wonderous as the ocean, and that she may find all of the treasures buried within. And to always know that where ever she goes in this world she will always be in my heart.


Persimmons Gal said...

I have a little one about the age of your daughter in that picture and I can't imagine the day she leaves for college! You brought a little tear to my eye just thinking about it.

designsbynana said...

I just visited your store after going to a treasury... and to my surprise I found your blog as well. Just wanted to let you know your pincushions are fabulous.


Magdalen said...

This is such a wonderful photo!