Okay, okay, maybe not my most favorite but it’s an age that is just so fascinating to watch unfold. It’s a straddling of childhood and adulthood; one moment playing with old toys and the next trying out makeup and talking to boys. This is my fourth time through this stage with one of my own and each was unique. While I truly miss the days of snuggles and giggles and unabashed mommy-adoration I also enjoy watching the emergence of this new, independent, strong and unique human, separate from myself yet forever a part of me.
We are off to California; our first stop. We will see where she was born, where we brought her home to her siblings, she took her first steps and learned to sing with her whole heart. We will soak up some sunshine and relaxation before we head to Mexico to do just a tiny little bit to help people who could use a little hand up like her brothers have both done before her.
I love thirteen.