My eldest daughter grew up so much this year. When she boarded the school bus for her first day of Kindergarten last year she looked so small, her long curls hanging over the top of her backpack. Fast forward to the end of the school year and she's grown nearly half a foot, wears glasses now, has short hair (thanks for nothing, HEAD LICE!) and is missing her two front bottom teeth. It's like she's a different kid! Her world is opening up as she is beginning to read, the drawings and stories she creates far exceed her age, and she is a kind, fun friend to all.
Right now she's away on a trip to Alberta with her Nana, having a great time meeting long-lost relatives and enjoying an adventure. I talked with her on the phone today and we had a fun conversation about all the things she's been seeing and doing and after we hung up I just kind of shook my head in disbelief at her maturity.
Anyone who read my personal blog back in the day will know just what a tough, challenging girl she was for a few years, how she pushed me to the brink and made me wonder if she'd ever turn out OK. Well, here we are. And she's more than OK. She's wonderful.
Miss you, Avelyn!