Tuesday, October 5, 2010

It's her party, but I'll cry if I want to!!!

As you are now fully aware, my little girl had a birthday this past weekend. She was beaming. For a few days it was "all about her" and she ate it up. One of her best friends made cupcakes and brought them to school for their little group to share. She received MAIL (some with money, which she loved.). She was wished a very happy birthday by oodles of friends and family on facebook. Mom and dad planned an Asian themed party, which made her a very happy camper. And she FINALLY got her wish...


Her daddy finally decided she was ready for a cell phone. And it is purple too! She has now entered the "all my friends have one" zone. Another step in responsibility and just plain growing up in our eyes.



AND MOM DOESN'T LIKE IT ONE BIT!!!

Don't get me wrong. I am not upset that she has a new phone. I am not upset that she is in the band at school playing at football games. I am not upset that she is already talking about driving. I am not upset that she is starting to babysit and earn her own money. In fact I am proud of her and all she has accomplished already in her young life.

No, what upsets me is that my little girl is turning into a young lady. What upsets me is that in another 4 and a half years my baby girl will be graduating. What upsets me is that this...

is now just a precious memory to hold in my heart forever.

Being a mom is sometimes bittersweet.

5 comments:

Sharon Sloan - Joy In The Truth said...

I'd go with the purple cell phone, too! :)

She's just an older princess now! She'll be your princess forever!

Kristin said...

I know it must be hard, but just remember that girls never grow out of needing their moms!!!

Jules said...

I feel your pain.....it's hard letting them grow into their own person who doesn't need their mommy quite as much.

Kari said...

That is the bad part of all the good things about growing up! She's a beautiful girl!

Kellie said...

That is hard to look back and see how fast they grow... but on the other hand it is a joy to watch them become the young men and women the Lord want them to be! :)

How neat to have a purple cell phone! I would have loved that. lol