All grown up

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All grown up
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Thu, 08-25-2011 - 11:22am

Oldest dd turns 21 this weekend and I'm truly surprised how emotional I feel about it. I don't know why - I wasn't particularly interested in first birthdays, or the kids hitting their teens... even the girls' 18th birthdays seemed pretty routine (they honestly still seemed so young). But for some reason, the 21st is hitting me hard emotionally. She seems so grown up now-an adult in a way she wasn't before, in spite of living at home...maybe because I left for basic training the day after I turned 21, and I viewed that as starting my adult life. I'm also a little sad that her (bio)dad didn't live to see this day. She's grown into a lovely young woman. She did some modeling for a local photographer this summer and I think she looks beautiful (of course, I'm wildly biased, but I think that's okay for moms).

http://www.katedwyerphotography.com/blog/2011/06/welcome/

http://www.katedwyerphotography.com/

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Registered: 08-26-2007
Sun, 08-28-2011 - 8:15pm

I am secretly hoping for grand babies but that probably wont happen for awhile...well I guess I need to hope that it doesn't happen for awhile since neither of my kids is in any sort of commited relationship(and ds is a freshman in college ...yikes wouldn't be good)

Yes when your kids are young it's tough to put your marriage first. My dh and I are learning how to do that...we have to...it's only us now...oh and the puppies.

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Registered: 02-14-2000
Sun, 08-28-2011 - 8:38pm
ROFL Sabr - thanks for the laugh - made my evening. Also made me miss my 'baby girl' - we had to put our 10 year old mutt down in May....
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Registered: 10-26-1999
Mon, 08-29-2011 - 1:37am

You may be wildly biased, Theresa, but I'm not and I see what a beautiful young woman your dd is!

                        Calmama54, from the beautiful


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