Tuesday, August 25, 2009

This Girl

Five years. It's already been 5 years, and now it's time for Kindergarten. I can't believe that it's finally here.

This girl, who was just born into this world (or so it seems) is now getting ready to leave home and officially begin "growing up"... and she is so excited.

This girl, so sweet and innocent, is now going off into a world without mom and dad. So scary for us as parents. So many thoughts and concerns... and she is so excited.

This girl, our first born, with a sensitive heart of gold, is going to get her feelings hurt.

This girl, the smartest kiddo in our home, will be thrown into a school of other kiddos who are just as smart or maybe smarter- and she will have to get used to it.

This girl, who has been one of the biggest centers of attention at home, will have to learn to share, be patient, and be quiet (which will be tough on her because of her dad's characteristics).

There are so many emotions and thoughts, but the biggest thing is that we cannot be in control of what she hears, sees, or experiences for 7 hours a day & 5 days a week.

Our friend, JB Barnett, has a song coming out on his new album called, "Peter Pan," in which he sings a song about his niece. His thought/prayer is- - - "keep her innocent." Our prayer exactly. This girl, dear Lord, please keep her innocent. Really not sure if we're ready, but Kindergarten is here, like it or not... and this girl, is so excited.

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We love you, Lily Belle, and we are so proud of you! We have prayed for this day since before you were born. Daddy and I know that it is going to be such an amazing year for you!

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

great video baby. i know it was a lot of work, but it's awesome. we are so blessed with this girl! -conn

Katy said...

She is so precious! You have such gorgeous babies!

Julie Marler said...

WoW! That was a great video!!! Didn't know you could do that!!! Sure brought back lots of great memories too! Lily Belle - we are so very proud of you! You are going to do great in kindergarten! We love you!
Mammy & Pappy

Rhonda said...

Loved the video! I'm right there beside you with the Kindergarten thing! :)

Jo said...

So sweet! The slide show was great. I know she will do awesome at school!

Tanni said...

Awesome video Ashley! I watched with a lump in my throat the whole time....I would start to cry and I would have to pause it because Gage or Grayson would need my attention. Good thing, because the lump was going to turn into a really really UGLY cry. I feel it (ugly cry) coming as this week progresses, but I think I am saving it for when Billy gets home. :) I hope Lily is having a great week...Gavin is. :)

5 years goes by in a blink, right?

Lindsey said...

Great Video!! Brought tears to my eyes. Love the music. She is going to do AWESOME!! You are so blessed with your three angels.

stacy said...

Geez, I can't believe she's in Kindergarten. She's going to do great this year.

Julie Marler said...

Forgot to mention that I loved the song that I quickly recognized at the "birdie" song that Lily performed for us last Friday night! She sang it just like the video song too! Love that girl! If she gets over her shyness she will be on stage one day!
Mammy

Allison said...

she sure is something special...just born with a smile on her face..."in the blink of an eye" she has grown, but she has her angel on her shoulder and the strongest heart I have ever seen.

Janet said...

Oh,you made me cry! I love that precious girl, and I know she will do great things. That brought back some sweet memories.

Love you!

Wendy McWhorter said...

Lily,
We are so proud of you. You are so big. You are going to have so much fun in Kindergarten! Your big cousin Knox says each year is more and more fun! Ashley, I don't know how to pause your music. Was that the girls and Conn singing at the end? We need to see y'all soon and celebrate school starting.

Lacey said...

Aww...geeze..made me teary too. Sweet girl has grown up so fast. Hard to believe our 'babies" are in kindergarten. I am glad they are experiencing it together this year! Gavin just adores her!

Lorren said...

I remember when that baby girl was born...now look at her!! It goes by so fast. You're right, pretty soon you'll be taking fashion show pictures of Lily and Maggie when they are 8 and 10.

The Guess Family said...

well said, I still have a year left before kindergarden. And, thankfully it is only 1/2 day here. But, you expressed all my fears exactly!

Greg and Joy Ryan said...

love it and its so hard to believe she is in school. James saw the video and says"aww that is so sweet!" it was sweet and you and conn have done great in being examples to the precious girl.

Amy said...

Super cute. I hope you put that to DVD for her. she might enjoy that later in life.

Connie McWhorter said...

No words...just tears and love. Sweet Jesus, keep her innocent. I love her SO MUCH! Nanny

dreamingBIGdreams said...

oh my goodness my thoughts exactly. you have no idea how many times we have mentioned home school and charter school this week!!!!

Lesly said...

Sniff, sniff... what a sweet blessing!

annalee said...

you have me completely in tears, between those precious picture and precious songs. i know the day will be here before i know it that my oldest sweet girl will be taking those same big steps into kindergarten! i hope your sweet lily has a WONDERFUL year!

The Jackson's said...

Love this, you are the best mom ever, Ash!!! :)
-Robin-