Yesterday, my niece, Lex, and I went to the photographer where we viewed her senior photo’s. I have two nieces and a nephew. Lex is the youngest and will graduate from High School in 2010.
I’m sure if you asked my Son,as well as the neices and nephew, they will all tell you I can bark loudly. We have a set of rules here on Main Street, and each one of them, at one time or the other, have pushed me to the limit. Lex, lived with us for several years, and like my Son learned some of the rules here on Main Street the hard way, at times.
As we looked at her photos tears begin to stream down my face. I was trying very hard to conceal them, but by the end of the slide show it was evident I was a mess. Lex, turned around and looked up at me. “Tell me your not crying Aunt Mari!” To which I replied, “Yes, I am!”
You see, I thought as I looked at these beautiful photos what a gorges young women. What wonderful things are in her future and to some extend, we have played a role in this, which made me cry because here before my eyes are pictures of a beautiful young woman not my baby girl.
So, yes Miss Lex, I was crying, and I will cry when you get your diploma, when you get married and when you have your own kids.
Cause I’m the luckiest Aunt in the World!