Brooke Shields Posts Throwback To Today Photos With Daughters

Brooke Shields was excited to show just how much her girls have grown up on National Daughters Day.

Brooke posted a combo of recent and throwback photos of herself with daughters Grier, 16, and Rowan, 19, on Instagram Sunday in honor of the special holiday.

Brooke Shields Posts Throwback To Today Photos With Daughters

“My pride and joy. My whole heart. My girls,” Shields wrote, adding “Happy #nationaldaughtersday.”

Just last month, Brook was emotional as she saw Rowan leave home after a summer together to return to college for her sophomore year.

The loving mama posted a tearful video on Instagram noting how despite expecting it to be easier than dropping her off at her dorm freshman year, Shields found that waving goodbye at home was just as tough.

“So I just waved my daughter goodbye again and I thought it would be easier the second time. She’s already been away and been with me all summer, but… I’m not making the drive with her, she’s driving with her dad,” Shields shared.

“But she’s taking my car, which was my car as my graduation present car, so she’s going to be driving that.”

Revealing why she didn’t go along for the ride, the actress admitted, “It was just too painful, I don’t think I could go through the driving away from campus again. So if there’s anyone else going through this, we’re all in it together.”

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After laughing for a moment, she became teary-eyed once more. “It’s so hard, I miss her already,” she said.

“Our babies. This is what you want. You raise them so that they leave you.”

Shields shares both children with her husband Chris Henchy.

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Appearing on the PEOPLE Every Day podcast in April, Shields said one of the lessons she hopes to leave her daughters with is to appreciate each stage of life for its highs and lows –– as well as the physical changes that come with time.

“It’s hard to be an older person, but it’s hard to get through your youth in general and to chase things that are just maybe purely physical that feel like they’re gonna change your happiness beyond anything,” Shields shared.

“The women that I’ve known that have had certain things done that they’ve waited to get done, it’s been the happiest thing that they’ve ever done. They waited, they earned it.”

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