I can’t remember where the quote came from or if it was said just like I wrote it but I think it works in this context. Let me know what you think please. Oh and Happy Halloween or All Hallows Eve to any celebrants.
This little bitty is set just before the first season of the TV show.
Lorelai Gilmore wasn’t a person who easily bowed to the whims of another person and was quite proud of that fact.
But she was also aware that, that very positive aspect of her personality had also led her to make some very awkward mishaps as well. Some would call them mistakes but Lorelai could never bring herself to call them that when one such mishap produced her beautiful baby Rory.
Although now that Rory was in her mid teens Lorelai had the uneasy feeling that her mostly easy relationship with her daughter was going to start being faced with the perils of Rory becoming an adult.
Her baby as an adult . . . it was a scary thought.
She wasn’t ready for Rory to grow up . . . to get a boyfriend . . . to go to college . . . to get married and have kids of her own.
In many ways Rory was surprisingly a lot more innocent to the ways of life than Lorelai could ever remember being. And it worried her that Rory’s innocence could lead her to be taken advantage of and/or hurt in some way.
But as much as she would like to protect her from any such problems Lorelai knew that she would just have to let Rory learn how to survive the world as an independently hopefully successful woman.
Lorelai swore to be there for her as much as possible without trying to impede her growth. She knew that there would be mishaps along the way and she only hoped that they weren’t too damaging.
Lorelai couldn’t help but smile as Rory and her friend Lane entered the living room smiling happily and practically vibrating with the youthful energy.
Rory might be on her way to growing up but she wasn’t grown up just yet and Lorelai decided to stop thinking about it and just live in the moment.
After all as someone once said - “Life is what passes you by while you are too busy waiting and preparing for the next big thing . . . so take a moment here and there while you’ve got the chance . . . otherwise your whole life could pass you by and the only thing you will have to look back on are plans and disappointments of chances passed.”