Saturday, April 12, 2014

They Grow Up So Fast

My oldest got all fixed up today for her prom.  I was blown away at how lovely she looked, and I was very proud of her.  Of course, I made sure to get pictures taken with her.  Moments like that need to be treasured and remembered.

While standing beside her, I was thinking how quickly she has grown up.  It seems like only yesterday she was this little baby girl in diapers playing in the back yard with me.  Wow, time sure has flown by!  Now my girl is becoming a young lady.  And I'm realizing that the time I have with her is precious because it does not last forever.  Of course, the same is true for my other three children too.  It makes me want to treasure each day with her, and make the most of every opportunity I have to be her dad.

I realize that if you're a parent, you love your kids like I love mine.
So, in a way, I'm writing this as a friendly reminder for you and me both.
May all of us parents treasure each day and each stage of life with our children.  
They grow up so fast!


  1. You have an awesome daughter. I am glad that I had the opportunity to teach her. I hope that she had a great time.

  2. Thanks Derek! She's always said you're one of her favorite teachers. I appreciate how you were such a positive influence on her. She enjoyed the prom too. God bless you, buddy.

  3. Yes you are right David.... They grow up way too fast!! Katie is the daughter-daddy photo:)

  4. Thanks a million, Tina! Mighty kind of you. God bless you, Pete, and the boys.