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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Happy Birthday, 15!!

I'd like to take a moment to wish my oldest a very happy 15th birthday. For the next 6 weeks I will refer to my children as 15 and 12. It's crazy, there's NO way I can be old enough to have a 15 year old child.

As we were losing Princess Diana in a Paris tunnel 15 years ago, I was 'hee hee hee hoo hoo hoo'ing' in labor ON Labor Day with 15. I was in labor from about 4:00 a.m. on September 1, watching the coverage of Diana's death and thinking, 'wow, such a sad day, who didn't love the Princess?' And just 19 little hours later, 15 was finally delivered, via C-section. One princess lost, and another princess brought into the world.

15's been a learning experience for me. I love her with all my heart and my soul. When she was small, she wasn't the nicest little girl to her family. She was wonderful to anyone to whom she was not related. But to her mom, her dad and her sister, she was trying. Trying to dance on my nerves. Trying to be smarter than everyone. Trying to see just how far she could push my buttons. But as she began growing up a bit, I started noticing a change in her personality. She's much nicer to all of us, she's learned that she actually CAN be nice to us and we're all much happier about that. I find myself yelling a lot less, which is an all around win.

She's growing into an amazing young woman, finding out who she is, learning what she loves and what she doesn't, and I'm so blessed to be along for the ride. So to my beautiful, amazing 15, I wish you a very Happy Birthday and many many happy returns. <3

The beautiful, lovely, gorgeous, talented, friendly and amazing 15.

8 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! Why are our kids growing up so damn fast?!?!

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    1. I don't know but I keep threatening to stop feeding them so they'll stop growing. All I hear is 'blah blah blah, child protective services, blah blah blah.'

      Thanks for reading!
      Teri

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  2. Happy Birthday 15! My soon to be 15yo was born during the funeral...so I remember so well the days in the hospital watching the coverage. The time has passed quickly! And, yes, your 15 is an amazing young woman. Without the daily trials of the bus, I would never know she was anything else. Mary

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    1. LOL Mary, she really is amazing. The bus is one of our harder issues to deal with but if this is the worst, I'll happily accept it.

      Teri

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  3. Wow, awesome! And happy birthday 15!

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    1. Just you wait, M, you'll be dealing with the time flying by soon enough. One day, V will be 15! And you'll be wondering what happened to those last 12 years.

      Teri

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  4. She is beautiful! It's really REALLY weird to be old enough to have a daughter that old...that came out stupid, but what i mean is....mine is almost 12, and i am FREAKING. I am still 12. How did this happen!!! Happy Birthday to your Princess:)

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    1. Thanks Sue (love that last name!). It really is hard to believe I've got a 15 year old when I'm only 20! Apparently, I was a busy and very mature 5 year old! :)

      Teri

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