she'll turn 18 on valentines day
where did that one go?
am i really old enough to have an 18 year old?
wasn't i just 18?
my sweet friend kim posted recently about how much
she loves the current age (4) of her daughter kate.
that is indeed such a precious age and was one of my favorites too.
i've enjoyed (almost-wink) every age as my daughters have grown up.
but honestly, 17 would rival almost any.
what a fantastic time in savannah's life
full of excitement &
on the brink of much potential.
she updated her resume this week
for an upcoming job interview.
i came across it the other day
& honestly it stopped my in my tracks.
two pages full of accomplishments
most of which i am aware of
but honestly a few i didn't even know.
it's all i can do to refrain from sharing
all the things she listed.
i don't want to be an obnoxious mom who thinks their child is perfect
but i was blown away.
i was thinking
& getting choked up ~
as i do every. single. time. i think of her leaving
for college in just a few months,
when i realized
we made it.
she made it.
that brown eyed baby girl
who was just a little thing watching her daddy slip from this earth
in what seems sometimes like yesterday.
oh how he loved her
& was always so proud to show her off
he was a good looking , smart , athlete
who loved the lord.
& she has turned out exactly the same.
to witness over these 17 years
the amazing , brilliant, gorgeous, godly young woman
she has become
makes me nothing but the proudest.
i think i get emotional
i think of her leaving
because it symbolizes so much for me.
feeling completely vulnerable with 3 baby girls
& now to see where the Lord has brought us
humbles me in ways i can barely verbalize.
you might not be a perfect person
but you are the perfect daughter for me
& baby girl
you have done well!
she's on the edge of 17.
it is going to break my heart to see her walk away
& out of our little life- as- we've- known- it that day.
but i know she will accomplish
& great things
in the years ahead of her
& that fills me with more joy
than a mom's heart can bear to hold.