“The reality of suddenly having a daughter who is in 2nd grade…attending my FIRST ever school concert to watch MY daughter sing with her class. Yep, I know I was smiling just as big as her when we spotted each other in the crowd…so that is what that feels like. Ahhhhhh, my heart is full tonight!”
I don’t think that I could have ever imagined that I might have gone from being in the potty training stage with my youngest daughter to suddenly watching my now oldest daughter sing in her second grade school concert. Months later now, as I recall the event, I vaguely remember all of the other parents and the crazy atmosphere: everyone was trying to find a seat, trying to calm other younger siblings down, trying to be quiet through the next 45 minutes. None of that stood out to me very clearly that day, all that I could do was scan the crowd for the 7 year old on stage who for the past two weeks had called me “mom.” I was so proud of her and the person that she was. She wore her favorite dress and could hardly contain her excitement of getting to sing in front of all of those people. I know that she was probably nervous but her smile from ear to ear would fool any person looking on. And then it happened, our eyes locked. I will never forget what my heart felt during those seconds. It felt like years had passed and I was watching my little girl sing with her 2nd grade class. The fact that there were no memories of when she was three didn’t matter to me. My heart felt like she had been mine forever.