Tonight as my husband and I were looking over this month's budget and planning for my Beth's birthday in a couple of weeks, I heard him say, "She's really going to be 17. I can't believe Beth will be 17."
It wasn't said in an excited way as if she will be reaching a milestone and we are so happy for her, but in a way with a lot of thought. I could hear the ,"My baby girl is is turning into a lady, growing up too quickly before our eyes, and once again I am not ready for it," sound in his voice. I think more and more he is realizing this.
And I've been realizing that our older girls are at an age where they could barely mention a desire, and their Daddy will work his hardest to make that happen!
When Beth and Brenna picked out which room would be theirs, Beth looked out the window and said, "Someday I'm going to plant an apple tree right there so I can watch it bloom while I'm writing at my desk."
So, when Patrick and I went shopping to spend his birthday gift card, it was no surprise to me that when he saw the apple trees for sale that that was what he chose to buy with his money for his girl.