I need to get over my need to post about Big Things. Since not many Big Things are happening around here, but tons of little things are, I forget to stop in here. Or I don't make the time to.
However, a big thing happened 2 weeks ago. My big girl turned 22! (I doubt she'll want me doing this for much longer).
Something about 22, and that whole graduating from college, having a job, moving into a real apartment thing tells me that she's really a grown up now. Although she might disagree. It's hard to embrace one's grown-up-ness.
There's another reason that 22 seems like a really big deal to me. She is now older than I was when I had her. Which means I have been a mother for over half my life. I look at her and realize that I had a 7 month old baby when I was her age and then I marvel at how she managed to turn out so great despite my youth and inexperience.
So, thank you, Linz. Thank you for helping me grow up. For showing me the way through this whole motherhood thing. For the love and the laughter and the tears. For discovering the deep wells of strength and patience that I had inside of me (that I didn't know were there). You'll always be my first true love.
Oh, and thank you for not following my lead. I'm perfectly happy to wait a few years for grandchildren. No rush.