Where did all the time go? Yesterday she was my little girl, giggling and laughing with her friends, coming up to our room and laying on the bed while I held her in my arms and stroked her hair. Then she left for France and stayed a long time. When she came back she had changed--transformed from a giggling teenager into a young woman. Now, with a year of college behind her she has long left the little girl behind and I see standing before me the woman that I envisioned she would become.
How I love you, Lauren. Happy Birthday.