Because - today - my baby girl turns 22.
Because - I'm feeling nostalgic and remembering the days when she was merely 2. And because - these sweet rag dolls staring out at me..reminded me of how time so quickly passes. It was just yesterday..and now it's today.
It's not just 'they' who are getting older..it's 'me' too.
And - if asked the big question? I'd tell you that I'd rather be this..than that. That 22 is good..but that where I am - is so much better. It's a gift - the perspective that age provides. A time - both to look forwards..and to look back.
Because - and for no other reason - the little girl who was once my baby..is now a grown up young lady.