Monday, October 11, 2010

Today Seven, Tomorrow Fourteen

Sarah in field
DH and the girls drove up to St. Simons Sunday afternoon to play at the lighthouse a bit and then help me break down and pack up. Since my wonderful assistant Whitney is a new mom, I’ve been on my own for shows, and I have to say, it’s really a heck of a lot of work setting up and breaking down by myself, not to mention manning the booth for two days by myself, so the family coming up to help me wrap up was a very welcome sight! This show had a lot of volunteers on Saturday, so I was able to take those much needed bathroom breaks without leaving my booth unattended, but the volunteers were few and far between on Sunday. Overall though, it was a nice little show in a very nice little town, and since it was just 75 miles up the road, I was able to sleep in my own bed each night!

I took this picture of Sarah at the Chickamauga Battlefield back in August while we were up in North Georgia visiting Aunt Livy. I love the contrast of Sarah’s hair and clothing against that rolling green field. On the drive back home from St. Simons last night, Livvie road with DH while Sarah kept me company. Since my back seats were out to make room for all my festival gear, Sarah had the pleasure of sitting up front with me, a first, and she was in hog heaven. We had a very nice hour and 15 minute drive home, singing along to the radio and eating our snacks. She was wearing my sunglasses because she was too small for the sun visor to do her any good. She loves to sing, and she was showing off her seat-dancing moves all the way home, cracking me up. This will be one of those moments that sticks with me, picturing her sitting next to me, feet propped up on the dashboard, wearing my way-too-big sunglasses, singing at the top of her lungs. It’s so true: they do grow up so fast. I know I’m going to blink and tomorrow they will be teenagers.

9 comments:

ana said...

what a great post. & photo. & redhead ;) i love long car rides like that, definitely a wonderful memory. :)

DeAnne said...

Truly one of 'those' moments. You have the most amazing eye, the photo is wonderful, you can see her older self there, waiting.....

Kelly Warren said...

Thanks Ana and DeAnne! So true what you said, DeAnne. I do see that older girl.

cath c said...

aw...that is a treasureful moment.

love the photo, too.

aimee said...

i've been having flashes of thought like this lately, too - mine is turning eight soon and i can see bits and pieces of the girl to come, but i'm also seeing bits of the younger girl fading away. both happy and sad at the same time about it.

Gwynnie B said...

So very sweet, Kelly. Sweet photo, sweet words, sweet mama :)

Don't ya' love a show near home? Especially with potty breaks?!? Glad to hear it was a nice show. Now it's time for the holidays!!!

ELLIE said...

those moments are wonderful --hang on to them and write them down for prosperity - because growing up so fast is just part of it....glad your hunnie and kids were there to at least help you pack up!!!!

Becky Shander said...

It sounds like your girl with the curls is a whole lotta fun - singing and dancing in a car seat...how wonderful!

chrissy said...

how many times have i said it....?
i can.t WAIT For the day when i get to meet those beautiful red heads in person.
miss you.
hope all is well.
think of you SO VERY often when i look at my photographs you so sweetly gave to me.
xo
c