This image makes me happy and sad. Happy because it shows PunditGirl and her friend having a fun time. Sad because this was taken just weeks before her friend got on a plane to fly half way across the world to live for a few years with her family. Happy because it is a carefree moment of childhood. Sad because I see the emerging teens who will soon be leaving their hormone-free childhoods behind.
They're still little girls and I cherish each and every moment I get to see that in them, because I know there will come a day, sooner than I would like, when the little girls are gone and they are suddenly emerging young women.
Image by Joanne Bamberger aka PunditMom