Saturday, November 11, 2006

The More Things Change........


...the more they stay the same!
Nyssa: Left ~ Age 20; Right ~ Age 3.
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"Growth is the only evidence of life." ~ John Henry Newman
"Remember that as a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you." ~ Fran Lebowitz (b. 1951), U.S. journalist.
How quickly, too quickly they grow; from infant to toddler to independent grade school child to teenager to college student to adult. And yet they are your child, your baby; for always and forever. It has been quite a roller coaster ride of growth spurts, broken hearts and bandaged knees; Mt. Everest highs and Death Valley lows. I think the transition from teenager to adult is the hardest for parents, at least for me. Now, they make the decisions that affect their happiness and their futures. They have to deal with the consequences of their choices. Now we just have to sit back and watch them grow and hopefully mature. So far, so good!

The theme for Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt this week is "growth". You can go here to "Grab the Scavenger Hunt code" and here to join the blogroll. The link to other participants is in my blogroll on the sidebar.

PS: There do seem to be a few things that don't change with growth; one is their neverending connection to the telephone; the other, their love affair with cars... at least having one and driving one. (end of post)

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