Any parent can vouch for the fact that the years seem to fly by in mere minutes when you have kids. One moment, you’re taking them home from the hospital for the first time, and the next, they’re moving out of your home and starting families of their own.
Perhaps nothing articulates this feeling better than a time-lapse video created by Dutch artist and filmmaker Frans Hofmeester. Hofmeester is known for his work with time-lapse videos, and the one he created with his daughter Lotte, is getting people teary. In this clip, Frans compiled a short video he’d taken on every single week of Lotte’s life over the past 20 years, spanning from her birth to adulthood. The clips show her good days, bad days, and in-between days, and the result is a beautiful, bittersweet compilation that shows the growth of a young woman from her first days into the world.
Take a look: