The Summer of the Flowers
What a flood of memories this picture brings. I remember trying to stop time for this one day. Too many changes were happening too fast. Lisl was about to leave for Thailand. She and Charlotte are both wearing the stars of newlyweds in their eyes. Melinda was reaching that summer for happiness and has found it.
Lisl's face has changed so much since she is a mommy. I watch her face closely on our web cam connections and hope that she doesn't get any thinner. But the glow and happiness is so apparent that I can't worry long.
Tonight I am feeling a bit nostalgic. Jenny is on the very brink of becoming a mother for the first time. I look at this picture and see her girlhood blooming and I just look and look thinking about her face changing now too.
Memories are such happy-teary-precious-fleeting things. Dear God, please bless these girls-turned-to-women wherever they are today. In Jesus name, Amen.