Thursday, April 13, 2017

Rope ladder

Have you ever climbed a rope ladder? You get your foot onto the first rung and tighten your grip on the ropes. Are you supposed to pull with your arms or push with your legs? You climb a few rungs and then the whole contraptions starts to swing in the air. Unless it's up against a brick wall, in which case you just start banging the wall. You start to get the hang of it and find a rhythm for a rung or two. And then your muscles are burning with exhaustion because it's really, really hard. You can't concentrate on anything but the current task at hand. One arm up. One leg up. Repeat. And don't forget to breathe.

Prom 2017. Senior addition. With college decisions looming and high school graduation within sight.

I can see the end of the rope ladder. But I think I'll just hang right here. For as long as absolutely possible.



Jo said...

Oh wow, she looks absolutely stunning! x

Wanda H said...

She's gorgeous!

Just keep breathing, Mama.

DebbyMc said...

She is so lovely. Breathe, Mom ❤

Lara said...

How is this even possible Dana?! She's transforming and growing so quickly. Such a beautiful girl ❤️ You're doing well xx

Molly said...

What a beautiful young woman she is! And such lovely photos.
I feel your Mama heart tug as she grows up and away--Breathe Breathe
I've been there too..

Lynne Shandley said...

Hang on, how did that happen!
Keep hanging on, mama!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

What a beautiful young woman she is! I love the last picture where it is only her that's looking at you! Enjoy the moment(s)!!!