Photo Essay: The Time Machine on My Front Porch

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For more proof of my porch time machine, check out my daughter in last year’s post: The Quickening: From Baby to High School Graduate in Sixty Seconds.

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Now I’ve got two happy graduates. 🙂

What’s your best advice for graduates?

Happy Monday!

 

 
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The Quickening: From Baby to High School Graduate in Sixty Seconds

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The quickening.

It’s what the pregnancy books call the moment when a soon-to-be mom is physically aware of the movements of her baby.

 

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I remember a bubbly effervescence, a tiny tapping, a feeling akin to little butterflies launching.

From that first motion on, parenthood became a quickening too. A series of moments accelerating. Too. Fast.

My daughter is moving at warp speed. One minute she’s appearing on an ultrasound screen, a bouncy, blurry greyness that I hardly could believe was real.

The next minute she’s graduating from high school. This week. Now. (Pass me the tissues.)

We tried to slow her down, if only for a minute, capturing memories on our front porch that first day of Kindergarten–and every first day of school since.

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 Taking her own photo on the porch.

 

It all seems just a little too soon.

 

What’s flying by too fast for you? And does anyone have access to a time machine?

 

Have a SWEET week,

Coleen xo