Wednesday, November 22, 2006

She's 12

My oldest daughter turned 12 this past week. I'm still trying to wrap my mind around it. Have I really been a Mom for THAT long?! I remember the day she was born very clearly. I was so excited to be a Mom, but now I know, I was hardly more than a child myself. Kayla has not always been the easiest kid to parent. As a baby, she required every ounce of my attention. She was a happy kid, as long as she was the center of my universe. A lot of chores were left undone, but I learned to relish the experience of being her Mom. Even now, her will is strong, but that will serve her well. It just means I have to seek out lots of guidance and wisdom as she reaches each new stage. She is growing into a beautiful, bright young lady. She is excelling in school, and her maturity and compassion for others increase everyday. I can defintely say that I am proud to be her Mom.

Happy 12th Birthday Kayla!


PastorMac's Ann said...

Happy belated Birthday to your beautiful daughter! Almost a teenager and definitely becoming a lovely young lady.

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday Kayla!

I was very strong willed (well I still am) and definitly caused my parents a lot of headaches when I was younger-- but as I got older I realized a few things, and now I use that trait in a much more positive way! I had to learn a few lessons the hard way, but I am so glad I did. I'm sure your daughter's strong will will serve her well in life ;D