Friday, January 2, 2009

Sunrise, Sunset

Lillie will be six years old in just two short weeks. I have decided that it is unfair how quickly they change from this:

To this:

Every night before she goes to sleep, I tuck her in and sing "Sunrise, Sunset" from Fiddler on the Roof. My mom very rarely sang that song to me when I was little because it made her cry. I'm beginning to understand why.

In case you're not familiar with the song, here are the lyrics so you can think of your own children (if you are so blessed) and cry with my mother and me:

Is this the little girl I carried? Is this the little boy at play?

I don't remember growing older; When did they?

When did she get to be a beauty? When did he grow to be so tall?

Wasn't it yesterday When they were small?

Sunrise, sunset

Sunrise, sunset

Swiftly fly the days

Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers

Blossoming even as we gaze

Sunrise, sunset

Sunrise, sunset

Swiftly fly the years

One season following another

Laden with happiness and tears


Camilla said...

Yep, I couldn't sing that one either!

Tina said...

sniff, sniff

Miller Time!!! said...

My dear friend Samantha,
wow! I am a looser for letting our friendship go by the way side. I thought I might find you here on a blog. I have called your old phone number a few times a year, but never reaching you. not that i really tried hard enough. I loved reading some about your life. I'd love to get back in touch. We are in California now. I do have a blog, but have little time for it lately. it is that is 3 l's in miller. anyway, I'd love to get your phone number and call sometime. sounds like you are as busy as ever. I still think the world of you. and I know I owe you a jacket. so sorry. hope to hear from you soon. Elizabeth
ps. my email is