Tuesday, January 10, 2012

When do children become your friends?

Our daughter Lauren just had another birthday, how in the world did she grow up so fast? I always wonder when it happens, that our kids become our friends? It is somewhere between the teenage years and young adulthood I imagine. Where you start sharing things and the conversations sound more like friends, than talking like a parent and child. It is a wonderful thing though to realize that these kids that you have loved and served their whole life, now become dear friends. What a neat compensation for those younger years.

I wish I had photos of Lauren when she was younger to show you, she was quite the character. She was always using her imagination to take her somewhere else, or help turn her into someone or something else…usually some type of animal. She really didn’t play lots with dolls, her stuffed animals were her daily friends. When Lee was born, she couldn’t wait till he crawled and could learn how to bark, so she could have her very own puppy! Bad news was, she always wanted a lease on her puppy and so to say that Lee is lucky to be here, is an under statement! :) Now she is still using her imagination and usually through it’s through her photos, which is fun. She has also always liked super heros. So here is a photo of our Lauren ready to go back to school and start yet, another ADVENTURE! Good luck Lauren, you will be GREAT!!!

  Of course if you like your kids, if you love them from the moment they begin, you yourself begin all over again, in them, with them, and so there is something more to the world again.”   William Saroyan quotes

“While we try to teach our children all about life ,our children teach us what life is all about.”   ~Angela Schwindt

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