Today is a very special day in our family.
Today our oldest is graduating high school.
I absolutely can't believe it...!!! These 18 years have gone by quicker than I could have ever imagined!!!
It seems only a short time ago we were trying fertility drugs to even get pregnant in the first place and now....graduation....
Only a short time ago I was in labor for 37½ hours. Only a few days ago, I gave birth to a beautiful 6lb 3oz, 19½ inch long bundle of perfect, sheer joy.
Only a little while ago she was taking her first steps and saying her first words.
Only a little while ago she was begging me to put "percoy" (makeup) on her beautiful little face.
Only a little while ago she was living on "dubby dubbies" (pickles).
Only a little ago she would fall asleep in my lap while we read stories.
Only a little while ago she would put my face in her hands and say, "I love you so much Mommy".
Only a little while ago she was starting kindergarten.
Only a little while ago we brought her home and decided homeschooling was the route God wanted us to take.
Only a little while ago she was jumping in the mud, running in the rain and tracking it all through the house.
Only a little while ago she lost her first tooth, got her first pair of high heels, her first pimple.
Only a little while ago she squealed every time a fish sucked on her leg while she was in the Gulf.....well, actually...she still does that!
Only a little while ago she went on her first date, got her drivers license, a job and a car.
Only a little while ago she walked out of her bedroom in her first formal gown and went to her first prom.
And now today...another first.
She's so excited...and deep down, I am too. But this mom is going to have a very emotional afternoon. I don't know how I will ever get through the speech I have to give...only by the grace of God I'm sure.
I do have a request of my bloggy friends......
We live in the Central time zone. At 4:30 pm, we are going to be gathering around Beth and laying hands on her and lifting her and her future up in prayer. I ask that whatever time zone you are in, that you would line up with 4:30 pm Central, and pray for Beth and her future. Whatever God lays on your heart, just join us in prayer.
There is tremendous power in prayer and united prayer is incredibly powerful.
I will try to post some pictures next week.