Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunday Snapshot: {Grade Eleven}

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How did she get so old??? How did I get so old??? Old enough to have a sixteen year old daughter, entering grade eleven.

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Abigail is so beautiful, she takes my breath away. She shines from the inside out. It is rare we ever have to deal with the moody teenager thing with her. She helps out without complaining, she loves to play with her many small siblings.

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This summer grew her a lot. She traveled to Germany and Austria on her own. She was in two volleyball camps. She completed her National Lifeguard Society course and is looking forward to getting a job as a Lifeguard. She helped planned the orientation for the grade ten students entering her school. She drives herself everywhere in her sweet little Volvo and even got her first (AND LAST) speeding ticket!

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This week she will be helping out at her High School with registration. This week she starts grade eleven.

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She has her first "real" boyfriend. One who likes to come over and have supper and visit with us. One who takes her out. One who has introduced us to his family and has her over to spend time with them as well. One who treats her the way she deserves to be treated.

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Seeing how fast time goes by and how quickly my children are growing up, makes me enjoy the small moments with the little ones, cherishing the time they are so little... and yet looking forward to seeing what THEY will become as young adults.

"And don't let anyone put you down because you're young. Teach believers with your life: by word, by demeanor, by love, by faith, by integrity...Cultivate these things. Immerse yourself in them. The people will all see you mature right before their eyes!" (1 Timothy 4:12,15 The Message).

Sunday Snapshot

9 comments:

Jennifer said...

Beautiful pictures! She has amazing eyes. :) Happy Sunday!

the meaklims said...

She does have amazing eyes and WOW...a boyfriend?? Ahhhhhh! Just kidding, honestly, it sounds as ideal as any mother and father can hope and pray for.

What an amazing girl. Happy Eleventh Grade!

Jill

Beth said...

Yes, she is stunning. It's amazing how fast they get there. I remember crying when H turned 10 - a weird age to cry at but a whole decade was what I was thinking and how it couldn't be as I remember that Saturday night so well (even still!). And now we're almost at 14! Did we look that...well....developed at 14? It sounds like she's got a good head on her shoulders so I think you've done a brilliant job:) Soon you'll be shopping for grad dresses! I'm sure her gr. 11 year will be awesome. PS. Loved the pics of Lilah as well, so amazing on that front too. Hope the girls have fun at preschool:)

Marie said...

I love that verse! You have much to be proud of!

The Drinkwaters said...

A beautiful girl! You have done a wonderful job loving her and letting her grow up into a fantastic young adult!

Denise said...

ugh! you are getting me all teary-eyed. i can't believe she is there already... it's a good thing you look young enough to be her sister ;)

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

What a BEAUTY! She sure had quite a memorable summer!

Danae said...

I'm right there with you....dropping off my oldest at college this Thursday! They do grow up too darn fast.

She is a beautiful girl.

Christine said...

What a nice smile! You are very blessed. Double Joy :)

Christine in NS