Pretty In Pink…


Pretty In Pink…what a vision for Valentines week.

Little Miss is growing by leaps and bounds…even brought this Grammie to tears this week.

As many of you are aware, I am her Nanny full-time until May.

It is very bittersweet time for me, to think of this coming to an end.


I want her to stay a baby FOREVER…………..

But, that isn’t going to happen and I am just trying to wrap my head around this.


As the saying goes, I am NOT getting any younger, and she is getting more mobile and getting into EVERYTHING.

I am starting to struggle to keep up with her physically on a daily basis.

When they tell you, raising children are for the YOUNG, they knew what they were talking about!


She has BLESSED my life beyond measure.

There will never be enough words to convey, what this past year has meant to me.


There is a bond between us, that I pray will be there for eternity.

She is so young, and probably will have no recollection of our special year together.

But, I am thankful for today’s moments…because they are tomorrow’s precious memories!

I am starting to prepare for this big change that is coming into my life…

Through Instagram…I found this incredible book called, “Girl Meets Change: Truths to Carry You Through Life’s Transitions” by Kristen Strong.

It has been an INCREDIBLE source of strength for me! If you are going through any transitions in your life…I highly recommend this valuable book.

One of the quotes, I have underlined in the book is to find the blessings within the change.

Begin FIRST to accept them and second to figure out how to thrive through them.

The book has a 5 star rating in Amazon, which is RARE!

Theodore Roosevelt said, “There can be no life without change…and to be afraid of what is different or unfamiliar is to be afraid of life.” 

May you spend some great quality time with your loved ones this week.

Stay blessed,


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47 thoughts on “Pretty In Pink…

  1. Beautiful blog post Donna! I spent the first year and a half with my grandmother first in Jamaica and then in Wales. After that and up until I was about 13 I would spend two weeks with her each summer in Jamaica. My parents were just getting started with their careers here in the states and although I was born in NY they thought it would be best if I stayed with my grandmother for that first year.

    The bond that we had because of all of those precious moments was extremely tight and I have so many fond memories of my time spent with her as a child.

    Even if Little Miss can’t remember the details of what you guys did together over the past year, I am sure your spirit has been imprinted in her mind and she will always know that her Grammie loved her. This past year with you will forever be with her and in some way has shaped her personality 🙂

  2. She is so sweet! And fashionable too in her pink outfit, with matching hat! I am sure the bond between you two will stay strong through time as I believe these memories are held at the soul level rather than in the head 🙂

  3. The pictures are adorable, I love the coat and hat. She is a cutie for sure and I am sure you will miss having her around. When I babysit the twin granddaughters I am wiped out and they will be 2 next month. They are go go go all the time wanting to spend the entire day outside.

  4. Laurie, you’ve surely shown us the sweetness of this precious child, and that third photo really caught my eye.
    I believe she will remember your time together and this is why:
    my son stayed with a couple for the first 2 years of his life, and he still remembers them.
    Does he remember them because I have kept that memory alive for him or because he really remembers them himself? I’m not sure, but 28 yrs later, he still remembers them.
    Wishing you strength and peace as you enjoy, yet dread these next few months. XO

  5. She is such a little doll Laurie. Excellent shots of this darling little cutie and thanks for sharing. They do grow up too quickly. indeed. 😀 ♥

  6. Oh, friend, something else we share. We kept our granddaughter her first year. Your heart is never the same. She is now 15 and a young woman with her own dreams and goals. Letting them go mentally is a real challenge. Maybe I need to read the book you recommended. 🙂 Your photos as always are over the top beautiful. 🙂

  7. Oh what a sweetheart in pink!! I know how much you will miss being with her daily but as you said, change comes whether we want it or not. And to find the joy in the change is a blessing. I will look for that book, thanks so much for the recommendation. We all are continuing to travel thru changes within our life, sometimes it’s hard to embrace the change. (I know!!)

  8. She is so sweet! And I have a good idea of what you’re going through emotionally as you face this change. I’ve been keeping Campbell now for just over 4 years. And I’m beginning to realize that in not too many years, she’ll be into after school activities or feel like she’s too big to come here and instead will want to go home on the bus, etc., etc. I’m trying to prepare myself. But, Laurie – it’s hard. It’s painful. I can’t believe how quickly the past four years have gone. Gone are the days of reading Nancy Drew together, the tea parties, the games. Oh, we do more ‘grown up’ things now but truth to tell? I miss the other things. And I know the next four years are going to bring a sea change. I’m not sure I’m ready for it. Throw into this muddle the fact that my husband plans to retire in 3 years. Oh, my! Sea changes all over my life! There is both good and not so good in all the scenarios. But I have to say, getting older doesn’t make it easier to accept change. It just seems to make the changes come more quickly. So, yeah! I am so with you here. xo

    • What a lovely, lovely comment you left. I enjoyed every morsel of it Dotti. Everytime, I see Campbell, my mind takes me back to my oldest child, who would read for hours!!! She would take her books, everywhere with her. I understand, about missing the “other” things…I see it with “Little Man!” God Bless You!

  9. She’s really pretty with her beautiful eyes and charming smile.She’s already dressed as a pretty lady even if she is still a child.
    She is a great happiness for you.

  10. Yes, you have been blessed to have this year of bonding with you. Bonding counts! And hopefully she will still be close by so you can see her often. She is precious and the pink coat is just adorable. I have been missing your blog but will try to catch up!

  11. Laurie, she is just beautiful … and those eyes!!!! We all must accept change and you stated it beautifully. I am going to look for the book as I think it would benefit me as well. Missing Marsha a lot these days as I know we all are. I miss seeing you as well. Hopefully, we can connect in some way.

    Hugs, Joan

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