Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Tween and a TEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Mother Nature is providential.  She gives us twelve years to develop a love for our children before turning them into teenagers."  ~William Galvin

Seems a logical conclusion. Therefore I'm feeling like Mother Nature owes me TWO more years and I'll take them starting immediately! You see I didn't actually get twelve full years....remember Mother Nature?!?!?! 

My first 'ultrasound' looked like this.....

Yes, of course I was absolutely gobsmacked from the very moment I laid eyes on this first image of my eldest child just as my peers were from the first gaze of the ultrasound screen. My baby was just a bit ....advanced...say walking, talking, and nearly potty trained!  So, really?!?! Is it fair that today my baby became a teenager after only 10 VERY SHORT years???? 

I mean look at how fast you did this to me....

and now I'm supposed to be ready for this?!?!?!? NOT!!!! But you went ahead and did it anyhow...thanks a lot. You just better not be thinking of trying this same stunt with my little about to be 'tweener'!!! 

Happy 13th Birthday dearest daughter of mine!! You'll rock this stage just as you have every other period of your life...with all the drama and determination that we have come to love over the past 10 years. I promise I'll catch up...might take two years but I'll be right behind you every step of the way.


  1. What a beautiful girl she is! Love her guest post too. Now the only thing left to look forward to is when she starts driving and dating!!! Get ready....

  2. This gave me goosebumps! Beautiful at every age!!!

  3. oh my. she did grow up fast didn;t she. that post did a number on me. I kept envisioning myself writing that post. and i probably will someday. Your Mari is beautiful inside and out and you are one excellent mother. I almost cried at the holy communion photo. don't knwo why. happy birthday to Mari. Now, Mom, go have a glass of wine.

    What a little cutie and now... a beautiful young lady!!!

    I loved looking at all the pictures!

  5. How neat to watch her grow up. Hey I never thought about not really getting the 12 years, good point!