Little girl, don’t grow up too fast!
It’s all gonna fly, in the blink of an eye.
You can’t stop this thing called life,
So take your time and make it last.
Little girl, don’t grow up too fast!!
These words from Carrie Underwood’s song come to my mind as I sit down to write this post. It’s a milestone birthday for my elder one this year. I have been thinking of doing something special for her this year. I have always heard of sweet sixteen parties and thought she would like a big party too. But when I discussed with her, she didn’t want a big party planned by us and just want to go out with a couple of her friends.
Today when she turned sixteen, I was just recalling many such moments when we discussed many small or big things. Sometimes she listened to us and sometimes she disagreed. Sometimes she gave advice and sometimes followed our advice.
How can it be that sixteen years passed since I first held her in my arms? She is all grown up and ready to embark on a journey of her own. As my first born, she changed me and created a love inside me which is unconditional, unbreakable and never-ending.
I am proud of her in so many ways as she shines in everything she does and my heart just swells up every time I look at her. On one hand it is heart-warming to see her all grown up and on the other hand, it’s overwhelming. We both have come a long way together and as I changed from a naïve mom to an experienced one, she grew up from a cute little girl to a beautiful young lady.
I know she can’t wait to get out and explore this world. As much as I want to hold her and keep her with me, I know it’s time to let go and spread her wings. Life moves on and I will also learn to accept the fact that she will be going out there and exploring a new world soon. Sometimes it takes a little while to walk out of the woods and I know I will be fine.
Time flies when you are a parent. There are times when you just wish to go back in time and relive all those cute moments. Just cherish all the moments of motherhood as they grow up really fast and before you realise they will be all grown up. As we celebrate this milestone birthday today, I wish her a lifetime of happiness.
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July 30, 2018 at 1:03 pm
Such a heartfelt letter , Deepa. I could feel the emotions you must be going through as you sat to write this letter.
Wishing Kashish the very best in life always. She has made you proud and will continue to do so. God Bless and a Happy 16th Birthday yo her.
July 30, 2018 at 4:41 pm
I’m sure she’ll be in tears whenever she comes back and reads this loving post, Deepa! Such words can come out only from a mother’s heart.
Birthday greetings and lots of love and luck to Kashish! May she shine through and make you proud of her always.
July 30, 2018 at 5:15 pm
God bless you, Kashish! It’s amazing this experience of parenting, seeing them grow up ready to go out into the world. Enjpy this time with her. Wish her the very best.
July 30, 2018 at 5:23 pm
Very true emotions. All parents enjoys those emotions and suddenly the children develop wings, they fly away (didn’t we fly away from our parents houses) and we are left with sweet memories and occasional visits.
Going back in times does happen on the chariot of thoughts and emotions. I wish we could build a time machine.
July 30, 2018 at 7:09 pm
This post directly pushed its way to my heart Deepa! I can see the cascade of emotions flowing from your heart and making way to your face. Its such a tender moment.
Wishing Kashish a very happy birthday and I am sure that she has lot more happy surprises for you proud parents.
August 1, 2018 at 9:54 am
Happy birthday to your lovely princess! your letter is touching and I can imagining telling the same thing to my baby in few years!
August 1, 2018 at 10:41 am
This is such a heartfelt letter Deepa, your words I can feel inside my heart and head. Time is like slipping sand, before we realize it changes the shape and hands.
Happy 16th to your princess, good wishes for happy, bright and successful future.
August 1, 2018 at 11:32 am
Both of you looks so cute , i can see the emmotions flowing threw your heart it is so special
August 1, 2018 at 5:02 pm
Such a beautiful heartfelt letter. It really feels like children grow up so fast and always reminds us the time when we held them for the first time. Happy 16th birthday to your princess
August 1, 2018 at 7:55 pm
This is such an emotional yet happy post, you know! You are an amazing mom! ❤ May she have an amazing birthday and an amazing year ahead!
August 1, 2018 at 10:11 pm
Happy sweet sixteenth birthday princess. I can only imagine how emotional and beautiful you would be feeling as a Mom. ImI’yet to learn a lot in this path.
August 2, 2018 at 7:58 am
Happy birthday to princess. Yes it is very emotional moment for any parents. You know time flies so fast. Love this article.
August 2, 2018 at 9:33 am
Such an immotional piece of article.. And wish her a very Happy Birthday.. Time flies really fast..
August 3, 2018 at 6:34 pm
beautiful words with emotions thanks for share
August 5, 2018 at 6:56 am
Such a deep heartfelt letter. I can do relate with your feelings as a mom.. Wishing you and your princess lots of good luck on this special day