What a memorable week it's been. I've been hanging out with the clever & adorable Miss Rylie; and I'm re-living the days of yore (you just gotta love it when you can use 'yore' in a sentence) when chauffeuring was at the top of the list of my Mother's Resume (x three). I'm loving it!
Such are the sounds from the day-to-day life of a 14 year old ...
"Will you pick me up at 4:00pm today; I've got basketball practice after school again?"
"Don't forget, the game is 'away'; and it starts at 4:30pm."
"The whole group is meeting at Hanni's house before the dance, but first I'll come home and get all my stuff. Will you take me?"
"I need plain black flat shoes for the band concert. Can you take me shopping?"
(Photo: Rylie, Hanni, Ariannah)
"The band concert starts at 7:00pm, but I have to be there by 6:15pm."
"Do you know what a 'Spirit Bag' is? I have to make two of them."
"Can we give my friends Fric & Frac a ride home again?"
My daughter returns on Friday (the poor dear has been in Hawaii), after which time my life will resume it's somewhat lackluster status (by comparison, anyway).
In the meantime, I'm relishing every moment of this; grateful to be welcomed into the world of a 14 year old girl.
Now that's status!
P.S. Thank you to all who've continued to pray for my 80 year old brother-in-law John. He remains hospitalized, but he's in much better condition than last week. He's not out of the woods yet; his heart is badly affected by the abscess that nearly claimed him. We are grateful for each day we have him; and grateful for the many that have held him and the family in their prayers.