Sunday, September 6, 2009
My Little Girl Turned 20
Wow! It just doesn't seem possible. That cute little baby I held in my arms, rocked to sleep, changed her diaper, etc. turned 20 years old today. Where does the time go? It seems like yesterday that she was sitting in front of me and I was putting her hair into pig tails. It also doesn't seem that long ago that her favorite things in the world were horses and "Tigger" from "Winnie the Pooh". We would sit for hours and watch "Winnit the Pooh", and oh how I miss those simple days.
But, it didn't take long until she was interested in wearing make-up, running around with girlfriends, and yes, even though she would not talk to Mom about it, boys!
Days like these are hard to be so far away from her, but, I keep reminding myself, she is an adult now. That strong-willed personality that we struggled with so many years ago is now something we are proud of. She was always "little miss independent"; sometimes more than we had wished, but now that has turned into a good thing.
I miss the little princess who used to run around our house and actually thought she "ran the house". She is still, and will always be "our little princess", and I feel comfortable that one of these days she will be the queen of her own household.
Happy Birthday Kaily! I love and miss you lots! Mom