Friday, August 13, 2021

Sweet 16: Time Flies!

Our daughter turned 16 this year, time really do fly fast!  I can't believe she's a Junior now.  I don't even want to entertain the thought of her graduating from high school.  I don't think I am ready emotionally lol.  When she started driving, I was thinking to myself, did I really gave birth to her (lol).  I am glad she's not like me who is scared of driving, she's courageous and very cautious.  
Anyway, when it comes to creativity, I lack of it, big time! I am not like many Moms who has so many  creative ideas when celebrating their  children's birthday.  In fact, I am the most boring Mom in the world, in my opinion ha ha.  But that doesn't mean, I don't love my children, oh I DO, they mean the world to me!  I just don't have that talent or skills of being creative.  
Anyway, I only made her mini pancakes for breakfast and decorated our eat-in kitchen windows a little and that's it.  I am happy though that my children doesn't really care much for elaborate stuff.  I am glad that they are content with our simple ways of showing our love to them.
I am happy that we raised them that way.
A friend of mine offered to take her pictures at Oglebay Park, which I am grateful.  Our daughter had fun doing the photo shoot.  If you want a fun shoot for your pictures, you can lookup Turquoise Sunset Photography on Facebook or online.  She's an awesome photographer. 

I am glad she chose this place because it's been years since we've been here last.  We did drive around during tennis matches few years ago but we didn't really explored much.  Glad we were able to  walked around while the photoshoot is going on.
I just took some snaps of her while she was posing for the photographer.  I am a little sad that both of my kids are not fond of being photographed anymore.  I miss those days when they would  literally asked me to take pictures of them.  Now that they are teens, my photo taking chances have been limited and they also don't want them posted on social media lol.
At 16, my daughter have so many opportunities that I never had growing up.  It makes me happy that they have these privileges, thanks to my husband's undying support.
I hope that whatever path they take as they delve into adulthood, they will succeed in it.  I do believe that my daughter will as  she's very focused and determined.  She has the work ethic to achieve whatever she sets her mind into. 
I can only hope and pray that I will live long enough to see them have their own families and be successful of whate3ver careers they choose.


Dearest Rye Bean,

As you turned 16, I pray that God will always guide you and give you strength. 
That He will protect you day in and day out.  
Good health and happy life is what I always WISH FOR YOU.
Remember, Dad and I will always be here for you.
Thank you for setting a good example to your brother.
We are very proud of you and we love you very much!

Love,

Mom

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