Wednesday, May 23, 2012
How did this happen
Tomorrow my oldest girl turns twelve. Twelve! How did that happen? I cannot believe I have been a mom for 12 years, that the sweet, chunky, little baby that I had twelve years ago with the glowing yellow head and huge cheeks has grown into this tall, lanky, bright, interesting and opinionated young lady. Haven and I butt heads a lot, she and I can fight and argue and some days we struggle, but she is the first to try to cheer me up if I have a bad day, and she reacts deeply when I am hurt and she and I have a unique and special relationship that I would not trade for anything in the world. I look at her and I catch a glimpse of the young woman she is becoming, and oh, what an amazing young woman that is. She is so smart, and she can connect with people in such an honest way. She is funny and silly and impulsive. She is kind and sweet and feels things deep in her core. She is constantly singing and dancing and has no problem standing on the bus stop dancing her heart out for the world to see, I admire that. My girl, now 12 years old, the one that made me a mama is going to great things in this world, and I am so lucky to get to see her do it.