Today my first baby has officially become an adult! I can hardly believe it. Never more has the saying "In the blink of an eye" been more true.
Here she is right out of the womb...(well actually, she's been cleaned up a bit for the camera. Did I ever tell you about the time that my dear daughter made me a Mother's Day Card and used the photo of her being lifted out of my womb still attached by umbilical cord?) Anyways, I thought I'd spare you the gory details of that part....
Here's her Dad (Beloved) looking like OMG- what now!
(It's 1991 people- no cutting on the extremely large glasses....I hear they're coming back into fashion, along with shoulder pads...)
That's me, still in a hormonal haze of bliss, thinking life will always be this sweet and pure. Me and my adorable baby girl.
She was our first- we weren't perfect and there are lots of quarters in her therapy jar as proof to that.
And now, she's about to graduate from high school in three and half weeks.
She'll be attending her Senior Prom this very night. (More on that later.) But before she's goes, there's a few things I want to say. Eldest, you have pushed more buttons in me than I even knew I had. You are a beautiful person on the inside and out. I couldn't be more proud of the woman you're becoming. You're funny, polite, good hearted and a hard worker. These will take you far in your life's journey.
I love you. Happy Birthday.