Time flies

My little one, not so little anymore. Feels so though to put away her things and toys. To carry bags and boxes with memories up on the attic. Gosh I miss her so much. Even if I have her here and enjoy every minute of her being her as she is now. Personal thoughts.


25 Responses to Time flies

  1. ashlee says:

    Hello Elisabeth,
    A moving post – I too am feeling this very much right now. I’m just beginning on this journey with my eldest daughter moving away from childhood into adulthood, & admit I’m struggling & miss her too!

    That last image is very evocative – I ofter feel the echoes of my babies around my home – all the different stages of your childrens’ life moving across those floors ;)

    Ashlee x

    p.s. beautiful wallpaper!

  2. Mariela says:

    Yes, time goes fast, that’s why we have to make good memories : )
    lovely post and pictures!


  3. notsurebut says:

    As good mums We give them wings and roots we want them to fly and be magnificent to do great things but if we’ve done our job they will always know we’re right here waiting for them to return when and how they want to. its hard to watch them go, i am just realising how hard it is to let my own girl go.

  4. Elisabeth says:

    ashlee, yes needless to say it’s very painful and sad. But at the same time, exciting and fun. Very double. As notsurebut says one should let them fly. Even if the fact is you’ll miss them forever.

    • ashlee says:

      Oh yes, she’s flying alright!!
      And your right it is exciting to follow this new journey she’s on & where this life will take her :)

  5. alessandra says:

    I am not looking forward to experience this :-(
    courage Elisabeth!

  6. Kylie says:

    I know exactly what you mean, Elisabeth. My girls are growing up so quickly, I know I have limited time with them before their separate lives take them in different directions. My best wishes to your girl and remember you have made her and she carries you with her :) Kx

  7. bmo says:

    och sen efter flygturen landar dom och bjuder på spännande fortsättning…min dotter landade ett stenkast bort med sin familj och det blev dags att bära ner leksakerna från vinden igen…

  8. Yes, same here. I had my first three very close together and this year they almost all three moved out at the same time. It was very disorienting in the start, but I have to say now it’s a quite lovely to have some real time to paint and do things I have neglected in the past. A very bitter sweet time Elizabeth;)xx

  9. Delphine says:

    I don’t have children so this is very puzzling to me… why do parents feel sad and not excited when their children grow up?

    • Elisabeth / Fine Little Day says:

      Hi Delphine, for me it’s like I miss the persons they where when they were smaller. Every phase of them kind of. Even if I do have them here today (and of course love this phase and person too) it’s like I’ve lost the persons they were. And I miss them infinitely much. Can hardly write this without tears coming up in my eyes. Very emotional. Strangely perhaps, but that’s how it is.

  10. freckleface says:

    I don’t have children, but I do understand this sense of loss even when you still have something. I have nephews and I miss their children selves, all that joyfulness and playfulness and so tactile, you never get it back. My mum has dementia and it’s kind of the same but opposite, watching her journey back to being a small child, and now that she is like a 3 or 4 year old, I look at her and I don’t want her to lose her, but I know I will. There really is something so precious about the small people, the ones you have to look after.

  11. veronique says:

    yes it is such a confusing feeling. you absolutely love every age, phase, moments, yet there is always a strange nostalgia for previous months, years. i never understood it before i had my son. i have been taking so many pictures of him since his birth as if to ‘freeze’ the moments, suspend the time. everything goes so so fast. i feel so lucky to be his mother and have the pleasure to see him grow up.

    • Elisabeth / Fine Little Day says:

      I recognize the feeling of wanting to freeze time. I have many minutes films from when they where small. We watch it sometimes together. Often during much laughter.

      But even if I want to keep them as they are in every age (would be quite crowded house ha ha) I can enjoy the feeling of knowing that they have had a good start in life. To see them grow to happy, satisfied, wise and kind-hearted individuals.

  12. deborah says:

    I know exactly what you mean Elisabeth, my eldest son came back from his first day picking peaches for a summer job today and I looked at him, all 1.98m of him (!) and saw a young man. He’s 16, working on all kinds of artistic / musical projects and of course still at school. I do miss the little boy who used to make cardboard friends to play with all day, but I am excited to see where his dreams will take him. C’est la vie, we just have to try and live in the here and now.

    • Elisabeth / Fine Little Day says:

      Oh 1.98, and job, how impressing :)

      I tell Otto sometimes that there will be a day (very soon) when I have to turn my face up to the sky when I talk to him. Maybe I’ll have to shout too, since I’m not considered particullary tall ha.

      C’est la vie indeed.

  13. gina says:

    The groundswell of emotion, the private tears, are all such familiar territory. But, so difficult for me to articulate. My “baby”
    (the youngest of four and our only daughter) left yesterday to spend a semester in Seoul. She’s a wonderful girl and my heart swells with pride but I will confess to having whispered in her ear: “Don’t change too much while you’re away.”

    Take care dear Elisabeth.

  14. sara says:

    fint, och omskakande, livets ständiga förändring. Småbarnsmamma det är det bästa jag varit och jag vill aldrig det ska ta slut. Puss puss på mammahjärtat ditt.

  15. Rosa in the Antipodes says:

    My little girl just started School and I had a glimpse of what you are going through now. It hurts! Take care

  16. Jo says:

    Ah, such a lovely post, bittersweet, I have tears rolling !
    We adopted our oldest son when he was five (nine now, Otto is like him) and we have now just adopted his baby brother 4 months ago and he is showing me all that we missed with our oldest son, wonderful and sad all at the same time, I try and treasure every minute !
    Jo x

  17. Caisa says:

    She is lovely. Just saying. My one as well, even though it sometimes feels like I´m loving a bar of soap. Slippery job.

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