Mothers, Daughters and Sisters

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

How my Emma Ray has changed.
In the past few months so many subtle changes have taken place in her.
Today I realized it.

At 3 1/2 years old she can write her name.
yesterday she wrote 'MOM' for the first time! And I mean she can write it clearly with the letters all the same size.

Emma is learning gymnastics. Going from the timid little girl at the first lesson to the little girl who runs over to the equipment, volunteering to demonstrate the 'new' moves.

Emma is in the church choir. This Sunday she will sing for the congregation.

She has started Sunday school with such excitement and enthusiasm. The first Sunday, I was shocked as she told the teacher her name, before being asked!
Shocked because ever since she was a baby in arms, my little Emma has been such a shy little girl, always clinging to me or hiding behind me, fearing anyone who should so much as look at her.

What a difference.

My heart melts when I look at her.
Its funny but I feel sad as I watch her becoming more independent and less dependent on me.
I know I have to enjoy every minute with her because time passes too fast.