Is it possible my baby girl is 16? As I tucked her in last night I started thinking about how excited I was when she was born. I kept saying, "I have a daughter! I have a daughter!" I have loved watching Beth grow and experience new things. I love how she looks at things and doesn't rush through life. So many of us seem to do that, but my Beth is the type of girl that will take time and enjoy. What a great quality!
She is so diligent and has such a servant's heart. She's not in a hurry to grow up, but is such a lady.
But, as I was tucking her in, I realized that how much more every year we become friends. We've always been close, and don't get me wrong, I will always be the Momma! But, there is such a common bond between the two of us. We can go for a walk and talk a mile a minute to one another even though we've been together all day. Or we can work side by side and know what the other needs help with without having to say it. I just love this girl!
Happy Birthday to my Elisabeth. My daughter. My helper. My friend.