True Friends..

This actually took place. This is a re-enactment and a precise quote.

Date: Sept 17, 2008

Location: the mini-van

Setting/Participants: Paige is sitting in the third row passenger seat. Breanna and Alexa are sitting in the captain’s chair passengers seats. Dave is driving and I am riding shotgun.

Paige: (I have no idea what she said or did…it is really not relevant)

Alexa to Breanna: “See why I like your sister? She’s COOL” “I wish I had a cool sister, instead…I have yyyou.” (In the final sentence, the way she said “you” sounded close to “Eeww”)

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Best friends are awesome!

HI ALEXA!

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Miss Crazy is Driving!

Is it okay to cry when your baby calls to tell you that she passed her driving test. Well, I hope so because that is what I am doing.

Very happy…it’s been something we practically had to push her into doing. Now that it is a reality, it is just one step closer to her being a grown up.

These are times when being a parent actually hurts your heart.

The struggle between wanting them to stay young forever and wanting them to grow up and go into the world and experience life as an adult.

Moments like this…SUCK!

Not really… more accurate description is “bittersweet”

Like Dark Chocolate…I think I will go find some. Dark Chocolate makes me happy.

Connected

Had an “odd” moment with Paige yesterday.

During our morning routine, I was in the bathroom blowdrying my hair when I heard Paige say “Mom”.
It sounded like she was standing outside the bathroom door. I turned off the hairdryer and said “Yeah?”

No response.

So I open the door and no Paige.

I look down the hall toward her room and don’t see her. So I walk down there and ask “Did you just call me?”

She had this odd look on her face and said “In myyyy heeaaad.”

It was weird.

She said that she needed something from the bathroom and the second after she thought about calling out to me…I said “Yeah?”

She’d heard that and thought it was kinda freaky and at the same time very cool. It was a really fun moment for me personally.
It seems that I have been in Paige’s shoes before…

I wonder how often God gets that sort of reaction from us. How much fun is that for Him when we recognize that He heard us when we did not even speak.