It’s official. There’s a teenager in the house.
I know we are standing at the precipice of a whole new world as our older children mature, and yet somehow it does not feel as daunting to me as it did 13 years ago today when we first looked at this little bundle … and trembled.
But darling Kateri, colic and all, was exactly what this nervous parental unit needed. And today, as a beautiful young lady whose birthday gifts will include hermit crabs and Chinese calligraphy supplies, and whose requested birthday dinner will consist of pork pie and chocolate cake featuring a frosting likeness of her favorite crowing rooster …
She still is.
We love you and are so proud of you!