Grab the Moments

July 8, 2014 — 14 Comments

Do you all remember this post?  Well, today I’m going to do an update on it.

Here is the picture that was the centerpiece of that post.

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And here–in the same spot, wearing the same uniform—is another picture of Sarah, a little over a year later.

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Side-by-side comparison. food lion collage

Those children (or grandchildren) of yours may look perfectly the same to you tomorrow as they did today, but a year from now? Today’s children will be gone and tomorrow’s children will have taken their place.  

Living with Sarah day in and day out over this past year, I didn’t even notice the changes taking place. But when I compared the two photos, I was absolutely stunned.

I was also reminded that time never stands still–for any of us. And in light of that, I don’t want to just seize the day; I want to grab the moments, as well.   

 

 

 

 

 

14 responses to Grab the Moments

  1. Wow, that is amazing- a really dramatic change over the course of a year! It’s one of the things I love about being a mom- getting to see my daughter grow from a little girl to (now) a beautiful teenager. Sometimes I wonder what she will look like as an adult. I know this time next year my daughter will have changed a lot (she is already asking for blue highlights, which would be a pretty dramatic change!)

    • Jenna,

      You have the added joy of watching your daughter grow into a beautiful teen knowing what a huge difference you are making in her daily life and her future. (And blue highlights are an interesting idea!) :-)

  2. one year shows
    more shine to her hair…
    more sparkle in her eyes…
    and more joy in her smile….

    always beautiful, though…..

  3. My goodness….what a difference just one year makes. I barely noticed it over the course of the year, as it was all just so gradual. But then when you show comparison pictures….wow! She looks every bit the part of a new college student in the fall! It has been such a pleasure to be able to watch the transformation over the years from little girl to young woman. And you and Steve must be so very proud!!

    • LeeAnne,

      I guess if I would have seen those pictures and not known Sarah I would have guessed that 2 or 3 years had passed. And you’re right–she’s looking just like a college student these days. :-)

      Thanks for your comments and for participating so frequently in the comments here at Smithellaneous.

  4. From a high school girl to a young woman headed to college – subtle but significant. Even more beautiful today than ever. Her happiness just shines through.

  5. One year and a whole lifetime of confidence emerging!

  6. I wish there was a *Like* button :). Sarah is beautiful, as always :)

  7. I was wondering if she was still at the Food Lion – been watching the changes in Sara as she has grown a lot this year- just a beautiful as always. So many parents take a pix of their kids every morning as they head to school- wish I had more but we didn’t have cell phones, etc to do that with.

    • Becky,

      Yes, she took a break from Food Lion during the school year and has just started back up again, except she’s working quite a few more hours this year than last.

      I’m not sure if I’d want to take a picture of my child every single school morning but I guess it would be fun to see the progression at the end of the year wouldn’t it? That way it might not sneak up so gradually.

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