It was hard for me to let her go. She has always been around home as we homeschool. This is a new stage for me that is exciting, because I love to watch her grow into the woman God has planned for her, but a little sad, because things are changing. This must be some kind of weaning stage for parents to get more and more used to their kids not be around all the time as they used to be and eventually moving out. I will cherish everyday with Rebekah and the boys. In fact, I will cherish the time Rebekah and I had together earlier on her birthday.
Because she turned 16, we started to let her wear make-up and to kick it off, I took her for a free makeover at Shoppers Drug Mart. The lady did a good job, but I feel she put the make-up on a little heavy. When she was done, I bought her just a few items of make-up. Then we had lunch at Subway. On the way home, we swung by Dairy Queen and got an ice cream cake to have at home with Larry and the boys. We also opened presents then.
Here are some pictures;
|Rebekah's friends, who live along a highway put this birthday message up for her. It says "Happy 16 Birthday Becky!"|
|In the make-up chair|
|I got Rebekah 16 presents, some from the thrift store and others not.|
|Rebekah and Ben|
|Me, bringing in the cake.|
|Rebekah and her friend at the hockey game.|
If anyone has any advice for me, please feel free to leave a comment. I know it'll all be alright and I will go on. I will have to choose to love every stage my children go through, including growing up.
Psalm 127:3 (NIV)
Children are a heritage from the Lord,
offspring a reward from him.
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