Older. Obviously, we are all getting older. Every second of every day. But do you know who is getting older the fastest?! My eleven year old daughter. Oh my. She started middle school this year. I have seen the child change soooo incredibly quickly! SHE is loving it! She loves the independence of a new school, where really, parents are not welcome. I don't say this meanly, it is just how middle school is. She now loves boys. She jumps out of bed at 6 AM to do her hair and change her clothes. She talks on the phone after school. She is meeting new friends from other schools. Being admired by boys.
Guess who is not loving it? Her mama!! I told her the other day, You are moving way too fast, you have GOT to slow down!!!!! And I meant it. I can not stop time, but she needs some guidance and a little bit of tough love (which was given to her by her father the other evening....many, many tears).
I didn't realize it would all happen so fast. Really. It is crazy. Where is my sweet child who ran up and hugged me when she would see me at school? Or the child who still played with her siblings and was helpful!!!
Praying hard for her and me. I know the next few years will be challenging. I just keep picturing her sweet and beautiful baby face.