Small Talk
High places
September 28th, 2011

Olivia proudly announced she could reach some new height at home without the stool- I think it was the sink faucet. "Look at me, Mommy! Look how high I can reach!" she exclaimed.

I always approach each change, even if small, with a mixed reaction of excitement and a twinge of sadness. It's like, She's growing up! Wow! Then it's, Aww. My baby's growing up.

"I'm proud of you! Great!" I usually say. On this day, I followed up with, "You're getting to be such a big girl, will you still need your mommy?"

"Sure I will," she reassured me. "I'll need you to reach the high things for me."

"Like what?" I asked. I'm a smidge over five feet. With her half Scandinavian genes, she'll probably be taller than me in two years.

"Like... the sky!" she replied.

The sky. That's cute. Yes, I'll always be trying to reach the sky for my little girl.

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6 Responses to “High places”

  1. hawaiiobsessed:

    awwww! How sweet!

  2. galekaminari:

    I teared up, Diane! Thank you for sharing!

  3. kuunakanaka:

    aloha Diane:

    we r blessed 2 b a parent. being a part of our children's lives and observing their firsts as they meet life milestones is truly a blessing.

  4. Ed Oshiro:


    This is a really great article. Just by reading this, it has made me a better person.

  5. Keoni Simpkins:


    I love the stories you share about Olivia and Claus. Thanks for granting us a peek into your life.

  6. Diane Ako:

    THanks, everyone!

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