167/365 #365grateful .
This weekend was more than a celebration of turning 13. It was an appreciation of friendship, of maturing young ladies and celebrating their differences, their uniqueness, their admiration and encouragement of each other. Despite separate schools, individual goals and interests, and first time meets - they were all gracious, respectful, genuine caring and simply happy teenagers.
Mike and I were exhausted Sunday around 3pm. The kind of exhausted that required a nap. So while the lover reclined in his chair, I answered appreciative texts from Mums thanking us for a wonderful party their daughters were happily recounting to them.
Truth is we are the grateful ones. We both laughed as much (just not as loud) and enjoyed each grand idea to the same level as the girls. They are girls with dreams, goals, commitment, maturity and a fierce authenticity way beyond the age of 13. Each one a sweet blessing and their company brings immense joy to our home.
Happy birthday our beautiful teenager. Your love is an inspiration and evident in the lucky ones who have your heart. You are loved beyond measure.