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The Last Day

My daughter is a big-time sleepyhead in the mornings.  She absolutely hates to get up.  I think she probably gets that from her mother.  *ahem*  This morning I went to give her the usual wake-up kiss, and I said, “Don’t go back to sleep!  You don’t want to miss your last day as a nine year old!”

And I realized … after today I will no longer have a child in the single-digits age bracket. 

That’s a bigger milestone for me as a mother than is known to most people. 

And the bittersweet of it made me kind of sad, in a way.  It’s an ending, a closure.  There are no more babies, and my baby will be 10, a whole decade!  Double-digits from here on out, and tomorrow she will be 21, because I will blink and time will have zipped by that fast.

Goodbye, single-digit ages.  I will miss you, terribly.  It’s been more joyful than anyone can know.

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4 thoughts on “The Last Day

  1. Aw. It’s a big one, isn’t it?
    My grandmother just celebrated her 99th, which we realized was her LAST double-digit birthday! She’s gonna be into triples if she can make it to next May! (I bet she will.)

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    1. It is a big one.

      But not as big as your grandmother’s! That is so awesome! Please wish her a belated Happy Birthday from me! And let her know I expect to hear all about the celebrations of her big 100th on your blog come May. 😀

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