Friday, February 6, 2009

Sweet 16 ~ Where did the time go?

My beautiful daughter turned 16 today. I can't believe it! As any of you who have children would know, these milestones, whether they are the first step, first day of school come so quickly and with mild shock and awe. How did time go so fast?

These milestones, also, should serve as a reminder to savor every moment. To make the most of the time we have with them. Stop cleaning, browsing the web (ouch), crafting and just take the time. Listen, plan activities, include them in our world and be there for them when they, with growing rarity, want us in theirs. We will all have plenty of time to do our thing when they are grown....which comes faster than any of us could believe it would.


My Dear Darling said...

Aww, happy birthday to your daughter! :) I don't have a kid yet but I can hardly remember my own 16th! Time sure does fly!

ReFabulous said...

What a beautiful and bittersweet post! Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter. :)

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Happy Birthday to your Darling Daughter!! Wow! 16 years old!! Yikes Mom! *smiles* Bless you both...Sharon