Dear Crissy

Glimpses of the man you’ll become

Do you ever look at your child, and for just a moment, see a fully grown man or woman peering back at you? Most of the time when I look at photos of Evan, I see him for what he is–my sweet, chubby-cheeked little angel. I see a baby. However, there are photos like this one. In this photo I see a confident little man. A confident little man that I want to snap up and shower with kisses, mind you, but a man, nonetheless.

Evan

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  1. Lilmissrysmama — September 13, 2010 @ 3:58 pm (#)

    All the time. And it's moments like this that I can't wait to find out what they will be like when they are actually grown but at the same time want my little baby back.

    Great pic!

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  2. Holly — September 13, 2010 @ 4:08 pm (#)

    My little guy is all grown up and has a family of his own, but I see his dad in him so much, who has passed away six years now. I see Ross in his sons and I am sure they will become strong, caring men just like their Daddy and Grandpa and Great Grandpa!

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  3. Jennifer Holland — September 13, 2010 @ 4:20 pm (#)

    I just took a photo of my daughter the other day that my husband looked at and said "Well, we know what she's gonna look like when she gets older". She's only 3, but in this particular photo she almost looked like a teenager. They grow up too fast.

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  4. Matt — September 13, 2010 @ 4:26 pm (#)

    I've done that with my daughter. There are some pics I have of her and its like, she's not a 3-4-5 year old, she's older in those pics. Then there are times I'll glance at her and see her 15 years from now, and its like NO! She's my little girl still!

    Haven't had that yet with my son as much.

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  5. Rose — September 13, 2010 @ 5:01 pm (#)

    I'm the mother of a teen son and adult daughter. won't be long before your looking at a grown young man on a John Deer and you'll be saying- that is my baby boy.

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  6. JaclynRubly — September 13, 2010 @ 6:03 pm (#)

    That's an adorable photo. He's completely handsome and you can easily see it!

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  7. Becky Jane — September 13, 2010 @ 6:25 pm (#)

    My 6 little men have all grown up, ages 25,23,21,19,18,12…and I see them as men, but once in awhile they are my little boys, like my 23 year old in the air force…he's a grown man but I get all fired up inside when I think of someone shooting real bullets at my cute, chubby little boy!

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  8. bluecottonmemory — September 13, 2010 @ 7:28 pm (#)

    I so know what you mean – and now I find myself looking at him, searching for that little boy – LOL!

    You might like this post – your post reminded me of it :http://bluecottonmemory.wordpress.com/2010/06/16/all-grown-up/

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  9. Jen — September 13, 2010 @ 8:24 pm (#)

    I totally understand what you are saying. Sometimes I get a glimpse of my kids all grown up, its scary but really kind of cool.

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  10. Hear Mum Roar — September 14, 2010 @ 3:16 am (#)

    I can see just what you mean! And yes, I see that in my children now and then too. It's lovely:)

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  11. Deanna — September 14, 2010 @ 12:52 pm (#)

    Happens all the time with all of my kids. A certain pose or a face that fast forwards me to the future. Makes me so sad but happy too.

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  12. Lauralee Hensley — September 14, 2010 @ 6:49 pm (#)

    Mini Poem: Man's Work.
    Girls, I'll shower you with sweet nothings some other day,
    but right now I have work to get done and no time for play.

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  13. Imperfect Momma — September 15, 2010 @ 11:06 am (#)

    Yup, now that monkey man is older I see him sometimes give me a look that I'mlike what in the world? How did he get so old. Sigh. Time flies by too quickly.

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  14. Julie S — September 16, 2010 @ 9:53 am (#)

    I do; and it makes me a little teary-eyed when it happens, because my last one is 10 and before I know it .. he'll be out on his own, doing what young adults are supposed to be doing … I already can't give him kisses in public, "Mom! Only BABIES get kisses in public!", and although I do have a lot of interests and a rather full life, I can almost see what it will be like when I don't have a little one at home to take care of.

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