The month of May has come and gone. It was an extremely busy time for my family.
The highlight of the month was ME becoming a mother to a teenage daughter. Yes, that’s right. I’m old enough to have a thirteen year-old. When I think about it, it’s hard to believe because it feels like just yesterday she was starting Kindergarten. Come this September, she begins high school. Crazy how time flies.
Anywhooo, I would like to dedicate this post today to my oldest daughter, Bri, in celebration of how truly sweet and wonderful I think she is.
Underneath the slang teen talk, the eye rolling and the *sighing* every time I ask her for help, she actually reminds me of a younger version of myself. Which, let me add, is a compliment because I was a pretty cool kid at her age. (I won’t elaborate but perhaps I’ll post-pone the details for future post.) The only difference between Bri and I at thirteen is that she’s a heck of a lot cuter.
Not only is my teen beautiful, she’s also smart as she brings home the A’s and B’s on a regular basis. Oh yeah! (After all, she IS the daughter of a teacher, you know.) Bri is also multi-talented. She is a great little writer, creative in the Arts AND has been dancing since the sweet young age of four. She has taken everything from jazz, ballet, Hip Hop, tap, Lyrical to Musical Theatre.
I cry every time I see her perform.
More important than any of the stuff I bragged about above, what makes me most proud of Bri is when I see her being a loving and caring big sister to her siblings. It utterly warms my heart. Nothing is more important to me than having a loving family.
We will experience many ups and downs while you transition into adulthood. I want you to know that I love you even when we disagree, argue or get on each others nerves. You will always be a superstar in my eyes.