Saturday, December 01, 2007

Growing up........


So the other night my daughter is getting ready for bed after her shower. She's standing there in front of me getting dressed and talking away about something that happened that day, and all I can think about is that I have birthed a woman. While I know she's only 12, and that really isn't quite a woman, she is definetely a teen. She has woman parts and soon enough she'll be thinking like a woman. It's amazing really, to think that from my womb came this beautiful woman who is going to grow up someday and be something amazing. I still feel like kid myself, how can I be the mom of a teenager, and then an adult. How does one do that. I really mentally don't feel much different than I did at 16, okay maybe 18, but still you know I just don't feel as old as I really am. And yet I am supposed to be a parent, give the advice, set the good example. Time is a crazy thing, if blink you might just miss out on an entire childhood. Sometimes I feel that way about my daughter, I was so busy growing up when I had her that I feel like I woke up one day and here I have a teenage daughter, next thing you know she'll be walking down the wedding isle. For now though, at least it's just dances and constant phone calls.

2 comments:

Sarah Andrews said...

Okay, so you made me cry! I sometimes feel like that with Grace and she's only 5! I can't imagine looking into the eyes of a 12 year old and knowing that she's my daughter. I think you've done a terrific job...she's a really wonderful young woman!

leighsteele said...

Such soft, lovely musings that pull at my heartstrings. And captivating photos.
From another 31 year old Leigh from Missouri (residing in AZ)