Somehow I became old! OK, well, not me, but my kids sure got old when I wasn’t looking! I don’t really feel much older than I did the day my first born arrived.
Here I am with Cody, he’s only a few days old.
Here he is at nearly 17, so grown up looking and well I guess he is growing up….. almost considered an adult!
Recent thoughts posted on Facebook:
“Today I read through some letters Troy and I exchanged just before we got married, they brought a smile to my face! 🙂 a nice walk down memory lane.”
“Just enjoyed the last choir concert of the year and watched my daughter get her letter! Way to go Shantel! :)”
“Has big kids, Cody and Shantel, off in Billings at a tri-stake youth dance. Man, does that bring back memories from high school! :)”
“Laughing with Cody and Shantel about their stories from the dance last night. So fun to listen to them and to remember my own dance stories!”
“Officially has 3 teenagers! Happy birthday to my Savanna!”
“Because I desire to keep my kids safe and want the best for them, often I try to protect them and in doing so, deny them the chances to grow and learn. I need to remember that I have given them the tools to make correct decisions and pray that they do. It’s a hard mom lesson.. Let them grow and give them the space to do so.”
Shantel and I when she was about 10 months old.
And here she is at 15 1/2 …. she’s taking driver’s ed and will soon be old enough to date!
I remember well this day and now she’s a teenager!
How exactly did I get 3 teenagers?
Still cute, but how can he be 11 1/2?
The twins at one….now they are almost 7!
Scott ready to conquer the summer and take on 2nd grade.
EmmaLece is SO full of life and energy and just everything!
I watch them grow and change and I know how old they are, but recently the years seem to have caught up with me! When the 2 oldest kids went to Billings for the dance and service project, it hit me that 20 years earlier, I was the one going to the youth dances. That 20 years ago I had just met the man I would marry 2 years later! I have a hard time letting my kids be grown up and make their own decisions. 20 years ago I spent the summer with my sister in Salt Lake, babysitting her kids, driving her vehicles, hanging out with my cousin and going on dates. I have a hard time letting my son drive across the little town we live in or driving to a neighboring town. I need to face the facts that they are growing up and while I still need to let them know I am the mom and that they do have rules to follow, I also need to let them stretch their wings and make decisions….. oh it is tough!