15 years of sparkle…

Today is Miss Sparkle’s 15th birthday.

It is difficult to believe that 15 years have passed.

A melancholy sets in when I reflect upon how quickly the years with your children pass.  I always tell new parents – take it all in and enjoy every moment as later it will seem as if they grew up in the blink of an eye.  That is the irony of time – in retrospect it is fleeting.

Before I know it she will be fully grown and have a family of her own.  Time just keeps marching on.  What I wouldn’t give to go back and spend just one more day with that happy, curly-haired toddler who was my constant companion.  Now she is my sassy teenager who straightens her curly hair and has limited patience for her doddering, dinosaur of a mom.  She does not understand what it means to watch your child grow up before your eyes.  She doesn’t know that all those childhood years that she thought lingered on, actually flew by in her mother’s estimation.  She is living her life as children do – wanting to grow older and become more independent. This is the way it is…this is the way it has always been.

I am happy about the young woman she is growing into, even if she is still my baby in my mind’s eye.  She is a firecracker most days.  I am not really sure how my shy little girl evolved to be such a tour-de-force, but I am grateful for it.  I do believe Miss Sparkle may take over the world some day.

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Happy 15th birthday Miss Sparkle.  I cannot imagine what these past 15 years would have been like without you.  I love you to the moon and back!   xoxoxo

Day one thousand three hundred and sixty-four of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

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I teach at NDSU...but I remain a student of life with all the enthusiasm that entails. My favorite saying is, "Sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down." In the new forty that is what I am doing...building my wings.
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3 Responses to 15 years of sparkle…

  1. DJ says:

    I’m gonna go out on a limb, here, and say that unless Miss Sparkle pre-approved the use of those photographs, you are about to receive some more attitude from her. Soon.

    In any case, Happy B-day to Miss Sparkle!

  2. tim haering says:

    Happy birthday, Sparkler! Don’t pay the slightest attention to that woman behind the curtain. She has no idea what’s “really” going on. LOL

    Ms. C. Isn’t it funny and a delight how oblivious they are in their know-it-all phase? For some reason, I found myself explaining phone sex to my teenager.

    “I don’t get it,” he says, “there’s no sex.”

    You’re supposed to be doing it to yourself while you’re talking, I chuckled.

    “Ewwwww,” he said.

    Sometimes, I said, when your gal’s in Missouri and you’re in Afghanistan, it’s all you got, I explained.

    “I guess,” he replied and returned to GTA 5, with three of the most wonderful characters in the franchise.

    Nowhere man, please listen, you don’t know what you’re missin
    Nowhere man, the world is at your command.

    Have a beauty day, Miss Sparkle and her mom!

  3. B-dubya says:

    A belated Happy Birthday to Miss Sparkle!! Fifteen years gone in the blink of an eye? Would you believe that you will feel the same way about the fiftieth year? And except that you will still regret the speed of the passing years, you will still remember all the magic.

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