How did she get so old??? How did I get so old??? Old enough to have a sixteen year old daughter, entering grade eleven.
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.
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!
This week she will be helping out at her High School with registration. This week she starts grade eleven.
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.
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).