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18 years of memories...


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Eighteen years ago, today, I gave birth to a beautiful little girl. Today that little girl is officially "an adult." My oldest turns 18 today emoticon and I'm amazed by how fast time goes by. I've been remembering all these "little" things that I've held in my heart for all these years and realize they are now "big memories."

The husband and I are both on vacation this week. Yesterday, we finished getting her birthday presents. I literally was crying in a Hallmark store trying to pick out a card. He laughed, but I couldn't stop. The tears are coming as I type.

I just can't imagine life without her being home everyday. I'm proud to say that we are very close. She confides in me, sometimes things I wish I didn't know. emoticon She likes to shop so that her mom "looks good." She also likes to just hang out and talk over coffee.

I know that our job, as parents, is to raise them up with morals and values and then set them free. That seems so easy when they are little and going to the park is a big outing, but it's so hard now!! emoticon

I've been very blessed that all my kids have made pretty good choices, so far! They get good grades, have good hearts, do for others, and listen to their parents, most of the time! So today will be a celebration of who my oldest daughter is and the woman she is becoming. I'll just keep the tissues close!
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UNIQUEYGIRL 3/19/2013 8:28PM

    What a wonderful day to celebrate. I ended up writing mine an entire letter and put it in his card. I know how you feel...

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MOMSFIVE1028 3/19/2013 11:07AM

    Hope you two have a wonderful time celebrating her birthday. emoticon

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MEXGAL1 3/19/2013 11:05AM

    Happy Birthday to your "little girl"
Sounds like you and your DH have and are doing a great job raising beautiful inside and out children. I wish more parents would be like you.
Have a terrific day.

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NUOVAELLE 3/19/2013 10:38AM

    You've done a great job as a mom if you've made a friend while bringing up your daughter! Happy birthday to your little girl! She may be a young woman but for you she'll always be your little girl, right?
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MIDROAD 3/19/2013 10:31AM

   
May you and your family be blessed, today and always!

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BIGPAWSUP 3/19/2013 10:19AM

    What a wonderful sad day! Congrats to your little girl!

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