This week has been a lesson in watching those I love grow up and become bigger. As parents, aunts and friends we watch our little ones mature into individuals who walk to the beat of their own drummer. They think for themselves, care for themselves and generally make a difference in the lives of those around them.
This week, I watched Lilly take x-rays without me.
She was a trooper!
I watched my niece graduate from 8th grade.
This was her a million years ago.
Now she gives speeches in front of hundreds of people.
There are no words to describe how much we love our Lupe. She is warm, giving, smart and beautiful. The things she will do!
We just watch....
And we will empower! She is going to conquer the world.
We embrace the growth, enjoy the past and savor what the future brings. I remember the loss others have endured. I can only think of the future and hope that all my loved ones continue to prosper. Lessons are learned. The changes we make today will impact the future. It has to.