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Sixteen years ago today I was 9 days past my due date and just waiting and waiting and…  Today, I’m planning a Sweet 16 birthday party for my daughter this Friday.  Co-ed which scares the heck out of me.  I have to reach back into my own long ago memories and remind myself what it was like to be a teen.

As the “Sunrise, Sunset” song plays in my head, I look at the moments firmly imprinted on my mind of those every day, ordinary things that somehow stood out.  And I revisit that day, that moment, that tear, that smile, and wonder how time could pass so quickly.

I’m blessed to have a smart, truly beautiful daughter who is a well balanced, confident, typical teenager.  As much as I sometimes wonder if I was/am a good mom, by all accounts when I look at her I have my answer.

So, go hug your children today, whatever age, because they make life wonderful, don’t they?

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