This post will go live at 6:00 p.m. and it will mark the exact minute 13 years ago that I gave birth to my sweet baby, Grace Gabrielle... or, as you know her, Gigi.
As trite and cliched as it is, I feel unsettled about how quickly the time has passed since that evening. When I reflect that she will be graduated and gone to college in a mere five years, I experience emotional vertigo.
And then I pass by her bedroom and suddenly understand why some species eat their young.
The sloppy little spud.
Happy birthday, Gigi!
Thank you for blessing my life with your sweet soul, your great sense of humor, and your feisty temperament!
As to the rest of you people... thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!
Wow and just like that she is ca teenager.... So cute Deborah! Happy Birthday GiGi!!!
Posted by: kelly Booth | March 3, 2015 at 06:15 PM
How can this be?? She was just in first grade, waiting for the tooth fairy ... saying cute stuff .. Wow, congratulations to Gigi and to Mama ... well done!! And she's a cheerleader and adorable!!
Posted by: judy jung | March 3, 2015 at 08:57 PM
Thanks, Kelly and Judy! We just got back from the birthday dinner and Sephora where I dropped a tidy little sum to purchase her first cosmetics. Application lessons will be taking place starting this weekend. Luckily, she agrees with both her parents that make-up is supposed to accentuate one's natural beauty and that, if you notice it rather than the girl, you've done something wrong.
Posted by: Deborah | March 3, 2015 at 10:02 PM
A teenager already!
They do grow up quickly ... the next few years will fly by! Enjoy every minute.
Posted by: Janet Swanlady21 | March 4, 2015 at 05:02 AM
Adorable! Yes, they do grow up way too fast, and it is difficult at first when they go away. Eventually, when you realize what wonderful adults they become, you know you did your best! Hugs!
Posted by: Nancy Ward | March 4, 2015 at 07:02 AM
My baby turns 35 today, yes I am spinning. How can it be 35 years. The blessing is he now has 2 littlest that I can watch grow up and cherish. So life continues to fill my heart with joy. Blessings
Posted by: Carolyn Picken | March 4, 2015 at 08:24 AM
Love your post! Happy Birthday to gigi!!!! I couldn't help but laugh when ready the part about how some creatures eat their young... LOL you crack me up. I understand the feeling as my oldest will be 14 on the 1st and is well... such a boy! ;-)
Posted by: Monica Maier | March 4, 2015 at 08:24 AM
Beautiful... just beautiful! Happy Birthday, Gigi.
Posted by: Asha | March 4, 2015 at 03:52 PM
Happy Birthday, GiGi! What a pretty teenager she is!! I know it is a bit traumatic, Deborah, but just enjoy every minute. They do grow up in the blink of an eye. :*)
Posted by: joy meadows | March 4, 2015 at 06:26 PM
Happy Birthday Gigi! Wonderful post Deborah!
Posted by: stampersuzz | March 5, 2015 at 07:22 AM
Happy birthday sweet girl, Jo x
Posted by: Dotty Jo | March 5, 2015 at 12:03 PM
Oh what a cutie--love her cheer outfit! Happy birthday, Gigi!
Posted by: Greta H | March 13, 2015 at 01:08 AM