I thought, "What are all these parents talking about...baby problems???"
When I look at this picture it's hard to imagine that is us. At 57 I don't remotely look like the slender woman holding the Little Pink Present from Heaven! We were 19 and didn't know we didn't know anything! We somehow managed to take care of Stephanie and ourselves, it was hard work...that I remember. How 'bout those striped pants, 1971...we were hip!
The past 38 years have seemed to vanish like we are in a time warp. Wasn't it just five minutes ago that she would play for hours with her Barbie Dolls? There were lots of sleepovers and lots of parties through the years. I had a idea box that I kept with clippings for party games and cake recipes.
It hit me today, just how much life can zip by in what feels like a short period of time. One day she was learning to ride a bike, then she was driving away in a car. Childhood goes fast!
This was Stephanie's 16th birthday party. We had it at the lake and it was so much fun. She had a bunch of best friends who helped her celebrate this special birthday. Many of these high school friends she still connects with on FaceBook!
We hope that our children will grow up and have happy wonderful lives. The job description of parent has a lifetime clause in small print. We're there to celebrate the joys as well as help with the difficult times too.