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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What girls want...

The second born niece came to stay with me for a week.
How they grow up so fast when you don't see them often.
But come to blend right in as if they were here yesterday.
Quite a few things have changed since I was a girl.
The techno gadgets and what you see on videos...
things they learn about the world much quicker than I.
Fashions come and go...some a little similar to what we wore are back.
But the saving grace in this mad, mad world is this:
Some things about teenage girls never change.
The crushes on pop stars.
Doors left open and slamming closed while racing in and out from the barn.
Sleepovers with cousins and new found friends.
Shoes and sandals left as if the wearer dissipated on the spot...
Swimming at the lake, no matter what the weather...
Hand painted finger puppets complete with stories of love and romance...
And one thing that's always a sure thing...
Love affairs with horses!
These memories will be treasured by Rachel and her sisters for  the rest of their lives.
Tales about summers spent in the country to tell their children one day.
I take comfort in knowing that no matter how crazy this world can get, 
there are still some simple, beautiful things in life to keep warmth and magic in the heart.


Ciara said...

Lovely post! Yes, I can attest to that! Your niece looks about the same age as My Only Girl, although, through circumstances more than anything, horses bypassed us here, just about everything else sounds just about right!

the wild magnolia said...

Oh my, and how very thankful I am, "for the simple, beautiful things in life to keep warmth and magic in the heart."

I grew up on the simple things. Maybe I just viewed my southern upbringing as simple. I didn't "get fancy" until I was older, now I've come full circle, back to simple. Hah.

Great post, kick started my "olden days" memories.

farmlady said...

Lovely post. Makes me wish I had born a girlchild to make dresses and finger puppets for... but also it brings back memories of MY sleep overs (they were called pajama parties then) and the joys of childhood.
It all comes and goes so fast.

Cobalt Violet said...

O.K. Kerry ... I don't know what to say first. Of course, lovely photos, etc but you know our whole synchronicity thing? My younger niece is staying with me.
A teenager.
Her name?

Holy cow! :)

onesilentwinter said...

gosh how i relate this post. my niece and nephew are here for the summer again and yes, shoes, open doors slammed shut wet suits that hand from every door knob!


gz said...

memories. though no sleepovers.
lovely panient horse