Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Wow!  I can't believe it is 2014!  This is the year my first born will graduate from high school, and that makes me really sad when I think about it.  It seems like yesterday that she was a new born baby in my arms, and  now she is almost 18 years old!  I am going to be feeling the same way come 2018 when my son is ready to graduate.  And as for Mr. 6 Year Old, I am not even ready to do the math!

Oh how the time flies, my friends!  Cherish all of those little moments with your family and friends.  Enjoy your little ones while they are still little, and remember that one day they aren't going to be so little anymore!  

This is going to be a bittersweet year for me, because the daughter I love so much is going to start out on her own journey.  But I keep reminding myself that the bond I have built with her over the years is very strong. And it is that bond that will keep us close.  She might not be my little girl anymore, and our relationship might change.  But I know in my heart that it is going to change in beautiful and unimaginable ways.  The part of her life where I am her disciplinarian and her boss is almost over, but the time of her life where her mother becomes her friend is just beginning.  And I am looking forward to this new and different relationship with her.  I know that it will bring so many blessings, and there is no one I would rather have as a friend than my daughter.