Wednesday, May 27, 2015

I Have a 10 Year Old

Last weekend my oldest child turned 10 years old. It's hard for me to believe that I have a 10 year old child. The last 10 years have really flown by. I remember the day that my daughter was born and the fear I felt. Becoming a parent and realizing that you are responsible for the upbringing of a little person is terrifying. 

Can I admit something to you guys? I still feel like I have no idea what I am doing. Every decision we have made when it comes to my daughter I have questioned over and over again. Every decision has been discussed and over-analyzed between my husband and I. Even after all the discussion I still am never sure if we made the right decision. I am constantly watching her and making sure that she is happy and well-adjusted.

These past 10 years have been a whirlwind. She went from a tiny baby to a curly headed toddler to a little preschooler and now a confidant (almost) 5th grader who writes essays and reads novels. She loves musicals, computer games, and the band Fall Out Boy. She is almost never seen without her tablet in her hands. She loves God and has experienced loss with grace and compassion. She is finding her talents and passions and it's exciting to witness.

After 10 years, a second child, and reading everything I can on the subject, I still feel like I have no idea what I'm doing. I am totally making it up as we go along.


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