Speaking of birthday's...birdie turned 13 last weekend and had the cutest "Teen Queen" party! I am so glad we did something special for this birthday. You only become a teenager once, so we did it up right, right up her alley, and she had a ball. Did I mention, she was so beautiful? She is looking so grown up, it is bittersweet. I love seeing her act like a teen, minus the snippy stuff, but miss my little girl so much. I think I'm seriously having issues with her growing up. Is this normal? I hope so, but I can't stop the progression. Progress is wonderful, and she has made so much progress, it is wonderful. We have just been through so much over her 12 years, that it is hard to not look back and wonder where the time went. I know this is probably how all parents feel, but we are both reminded to never forget where we have been, and how far she has come!!! It is all a gift from the Lord.
I was checking Facebook today and saw this post about an amazing video. I'll share it now, and then the comment I made after viewing it. So touching and heart wrenching. I have such mixed emotions about this. In one way I am so happy for the family to see such progress with their daughter. Yet, in another way, sad that we may never see this kind of progress for birdie. Then, I realize, God is not done with her and I am putting limitations on what she can or can't do. That is not the right attitude for birdie, much less the right attitude God would want me to have. So, snap out of it momma...move on, cheer up. Who knows what may lie ahead for her, hang on and God will show us, just TRUST in His plan. So, here it is...
See, ain't she perty? I can't believe how grown up birdie looks with all that makeup.
Actually, the picture makes her makeup look way darker than it really was.
Such a fun party, fun time birdie and her 3 friends had.
So, this has been a long, exhausting week and weekend. Now that her party and tax season are over, I can relax. Yeah right! Next up, all the 6th grade activities. Oh, and my new job...see its always something!
Have a Blessed EASTER, for HE is RISEN!!!
Until next time, Serving Him,