Sunday, August 10, 2008

2 weeks










Friday, we went to see "Mamma Mia" again .. and this time, I couldn't hear "Slipping Through My Fingers" without crying. Way too apropos right now!!

Schoolbag in hand
She leaves home in the early morning
Waving goodbye
With an absent-minded smile
I watch her go
With a surge of that well-known sadness
And I have to sit down for a while
The feeling that I'm loosing her forever
And without really entering her world
I'm glad whenever I can share her laughter
That funny little girl

Slipping through my fingers all the time
I try to capture every minute
The feeling in it
Slipping through my fingers all the time
Do I really see what's in her mind
Each time I think I'm close to knowing
She keeps on growing
Slipping through my fingers all the time

Sleep in our eyes
Her and me at the breakfast table
Barely awake
I let precious time go by
Then when she's gone
There's that odd melancholy feeling
And a sense of guilt
I can't deny
What happened to the wonderful adventures
The places I had planned for us to go
Well some of that we did
But most we didn't
And why I just don't know

Slipping through my fingers all the time
I try to capture every minute
The feeling in it
Slipping through my fingers all the time
Do I really see what's in her mind
Each time I think I'm close to knowing
She keeps on growing
Slipping through my fingers all the time

Sometimes I wish that I could freeze the picture
And save it from the funny tricks of time
Slipping through my fingers -

And last night, it hit hard ... two weeks from yesterday, we take her to college ...

3 comments:

Jonna said...

I know how you feel. We put my one and only child, my baby girl (okay she's 26 now) on an airplane a week ago heading off to Japan. She will be there for a year (or more if she decides she likes it). I have felt so very lost with out her. But thank goodness for the internet and PennyTalk. I am still able to talk to her often.

Shelleen said...

I know how you feel. My don leave in 2 weeks as well. I have been really fine with it til I hear a song or see a baby pic. Dylan is taking it harder than me LOL and they don't do brotherly things together but wishes that they had more time til Justin leaves.

Pumpkin said...

Thank goodness I have no idea how this feels because I would be bawling after reading those lyrics! Take heart Nancy, she is growing up but she's not growing away from you :o)