Six months, a lifetime

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My little IB is 6 months old today. I don’t know where the time went.

Or maybe I do. It’s weird how time works now, at least in regards to my daughter. She is always and everything.

She is always going to be the little wiggleworm I carried inside me for nine months. She is always going to be the sillywill that chomps on our knuckles and smiles at everybody. She is always going to be the girl who asks me to French braid her hair and snuggles with us while watching football. She is always going to be the middle schooler who does homework at the kitchen counter while her dad cooks dinner. She is always going to be the teenager who I drive to soccer games and movies with her friends. She is always going to be the college student who texts instead of calls, and brings her boyfriend home for the holidays.

She is then and now and someday. Every moment all at once. Everything that has already happened, and everything that is still possible.

I didn’t know it would be like this.

It’s funny how normal, and how miraculous, this is.


4 responses to “Six months, a lifetime”

  1. Julia Avatar

    Your writing is lovely, as ever. And it’s good you have her sport all picked out. Yes, soccer. But since she is already a long girl, let’s not rule out basketball.

    1. Kristan Avatar

      Basketball would be fine too! I’m not all that picky, actually. Whatever makes her happy. (I would be wary of football, though, much as I love watching it…)

      And thank you. :)

  2. JC Avatar

    the really miraculous part is when they develop their own interests, personalities and eccentricities…and all of the plans you had for them go out the window. ask me how i know!!!

    1. Kristan Avatar

      LOL. Oh I bet…

      I know she won’t be/do all the things I’m imagining right now. And that’s OK! It’s just so interesting to daydream, and then compare to reality.