Today was the first day of my daughter's Junior High School year. Wow! I can not believe I have a daughter that is a Junior in High School! Where did the time go? Simpler times when I could do her hair and she was not worried about the latest cool label on her jeans! Some time during the wee hours I crept into her room and grabbed her mirror. I wanted to start her first day off with an inspirational message and lovingly wrote the following:
You are a Smart, Beautiful & Strong young woman! I believe in you, it is time for you to start believing in yourself! You can do anything you set your mind to. Start Dreaming BIG!!! Have a Wonderful Year! I Love You! Mom
I cried a bit after I wrote it. Realizing my baby is not a baby anymore, which I do every first day of school, every Birthday and every Christmas!
Every year since she has started school, we have gone to lunch on the first day of school. Today, I was really excited to take her to lunch. She walked in the door with a friend and asked if she could go to lunch with friends. Sigh...Where did the time go?