Posie's Blog. Tales of island life on a hebridean hill farm

Posie's Blog. Tales of island life on a hebridean hill farm

Thursday, 13 September 2012

A rare and beautiful butterfly...

Adonis Blue - Photograph by Jim AsherWhere does the time go?? Eldest has flown the nest....already...it only seems like yesterday that she made her dramatic entrance into the world.
We have got through the teething and potty training, the sleepless nights and the anxieties of childhood illnesses. Watching full of pride as she babbled her first few words and took her very first steps. The 'terrible twos' and  the tantrums phase, where the world revolved totally around our precious little one. The glimmers of a lovely young girl emerging as she learnt to sing and dance and follow that incredible imagination of hers that led to wonderful adventures of fairies and unicorns and mermaids. The teenage years of horses and ponies, with a dollop of teenage attitude thrown in, where nothing we said or did was quite right..... and then she emerges....like a fabulous butterfly, full of colour and vitality, amusing and good company, into someone you really love and appreciate having around, and just as she emerges as this well balanced, well rounded, talented individual, full of rock star dreams, she flaps her wings and flies...without even so much as a backwards glance!!
You fly girl and have the time of your life!
Until next time.....

11 comments:

Elizabethd said...

And fly they do! Life passes all too quickly. I suppose it was the same for our parents though.

Frances said...

What a lovely, loving tribute to your own beautiful butterfly.

xo

bayou said...

It must be fabulous to have a daughter like yours. I well remember when my eldest son moved out. We think, we are prepared and then we are hit as if we had never seen it happening. But this is how it should be :-).

Rob-bear said...

That is just so beautiful!

Fennie said...

Having had two daughters I know just what you are talking about. But we are still very good friends and have a lot of fun. But it's always sad when they aren't around any more - at least not every day.

Elizabethd said...

Dear Posie...you are right, we are back in UK now.

Molly said...

What a lovely post. Posie, so good to have you back. All the best to your daughter. Our only grandaughter is seventeen and poised to go to Oxford University next year. I know we wont see so much of her as we used to. You can't believe how the time just flies. Here's to all the beautiful butterflies. They take our hearts with them as they fly.

Cathy at PotterJotter said...

Hiya - nice to see you again! I too have mused on time passing in my last post I just did! Don't worry ... she will soon be flying back again - it's the way of the world now! xCathy

Lottie said...

Gorgeous gorgeous post Posie - gave me goosebumps! Sorry not responded to your comment on my blog - I think I've been discovered so have had to close it down for now - completely gutted!

Posie said...

Thank you all for your lovely heart warming comments and support. Bayou you are so right it is hard to ever get your head around what it will feel like once they fly the nest and you never really believe they will....and then they do!!
Molly how fantastic that your grand daughter is off to Oxford, you must be so proud.
Lottie...please don't close down :-(

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting..