Friday, September 13, 2013

Holding On and Letting Go

Well, it is official. As of today, I am no longer the mother of teenage girls.

They went from this:

To this:

all before I think I really even got the hang of being a Mom.  Today I am the mother of three "twenty-something" daughters. I'm so proud of them all. And so thoroughly freaked out. I mean, look at them! So, Happy Birthday to Rachel and Becca. Hope your 20th is a day filled with fun and love. And to all three of you:  You mean the world to me. I love you and I am so proud of you all.

Just a Quote for Friday:

“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.”  Havelock Ellis

12 comments:

Melissa said...

What beautiful young ladies you've raised! Time certainly flies, doesn't it?

scrappyjacky said...

I feel the same....how can it pass so quickly.
Happy Birthday to them.

Sian said...

Oh, wow! That's a big moment. Happy Birthday to them and congratulations to you on having raised them to this stage. They're beautiful

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Oh yes, this is a big milestone! Happy birthday to your beautiful girls. Chin up, Mom! You're doing a great job!

Karen said...

Three absolutely beautiful girls! Happy birthday to the twins! And congrats, Mom, you've done a stellar job.

Amy said...

Happy Birthday girls :)

Missus Wookie said...

What wonderful young women you've raised. I'm a few months behind you but was thinking the other day Tigger turns 20 soon, so Princess is only a few months away and then all of my 'teens' will actually be in their twenties. I've not got used to that thought yet :)

Carola Bartz said...

Letting go is so darn difficult, isn't it? I still have a few years, my girl is 15, but those few years will go by faster than I even think today. All the best to your girls!

Barbara Eads said...

Your daughters are beautiful! I also have 3 girls---all grown up too. It flew by way too fast!

Starnitesky said...

You have raised three beautiful girls, and you are right to be proud. I know it is a strange feeling when your youngest turns 20 - you wait until they are 30!!

Miriam said...

Three very beautiful girls, you have every right to feel proud. Happy Birthday Rachel & Becca and your quote is perfect...

Louise said...

You have three beautiful daughters. it's scary though how time flies x