the day she was born. obviously this picture isn't from that day, she was not this chubby on her actual birthday, but i don't have a photo scanned and i'm on a time line today, so you get one of my favorite baby pictures instead. how can you capture the last 16 years in words? i feel like i've been trying to get a lot of words down lately, words about my nana, words about how i'm really doing, words about where i'm going. lots of words. and then all of a sudden my daughter is 16 and i am full of more words, but can't seem to get them out.
it's been the best time. full of so much joy and laughter. full of awe. full of admiration. and although i'm scared to death because this is a huge letting go time, i'm so proud of who she is, i know she's going to be fine. i'm usually not an emotional momma, today i think it's ok to go with the not usual :)