Friday, November 02, 2007

Holly is Sixteen Years Old


That's pretty old for a baby. My third of three children is sixteen today. She's gone to a movie, and I'll be asleep when she gets home, and for a mom, that feels kinda...

I'm wordless. I have the feeling but not its name.

Holly and I spent most of the day together, went to eat with Keith, watched most of a movie, I admired her birthday greetings on MySpace and watched her play Halo3. We talked about important things, and goofy things, and I enjoy her company, but I am no longer her source of food or her shoe-tie-er. I'm not even her driver; she got the car keys and left merrily.

I feel less crucial, but not less appreciated, which is a pretty good deal. For a mom, that feels kinda wonderful.

two nights ago

ten years ago

all of them small


Erica said...

Happy "belated" 16th Birthday Holly!!!

Tracy Million Simmons said...

16! Happy Birthday, Holly. My baby turns 7 on Monday and I'm still having trouble turning that one around in my head.

Miranda said...

Tell Holly Happy Birthday, belated, from us! My nephew has the same birthday.