2009 New Year Countdown Fireworks Display by random_j.

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This Saturday’s the shower, so the wedding can’t be far behind, right? 22 days, to be exact. Wow.

Up until today, my thoughts have been mostly about planning the event but I have to say that now I’m starting to have the “visions”…The ones where Lauren is saying her vows as a 2 year old. Honestly, where has the time gone? How can she possibly be getting married?

Except for the vintage polaroids, the pictures of her as a baby don’t seem like they were taken that long ago. Certainly my memories of many of them are as vivid as if they were shot yesterday…Especially one set from her uncle’s wedding when she was 3 and 1/2. There she is – so tiny, dancing with her dad, extremely pleased to be in a “grown-up dress”…And now she’s going to be dancing with him again, wearing another kind of grown-up dress…

She tells me that she and Eric have chosen “Sunrise, Sunset” for their dance with the parents. I hope my mascara survives…

“Sunrise Sunset”
Fiddler on the Roof Soundtrack
Is this the little girl I carried?
Is this the little boy at play?
I don't remember growing older
When did they?

When did she get to be a beauty?
When did he get to be so tall?
Wasn't it yesterday
When they were small?

Sunrise, sunset
Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly flow the days
Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers
Blossoming even as we gaze…


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