Yesterday...

November 14, 2011  •  Leave a Comment
Yesterday my firstborn turned 18.  Yep, you read that right...18.  What a milestone birthday.  I can hardly believe how fast those years have gone by. I have to say, I wasn't really sad about it.  This is an exciting time for David--a new chapter in his life is about to begin.

Of course, I thought about things over the years that I wished I had done differently (Warning: conditions are favorable for some Mommy Guilt here). I had started a journal when he was little...didn't keep that up. I started to make a list of funny things he said...didn't keep that up (plus there were really too many to list), never put notes in his lunchbox (okay, maybe once or twice), got store-bought cakes for the last few birthdays (gasp!).  Oh, I could go on and on.

But I did sit down yesterday and write a heartfelt letter to him.  Things I certainly could have said to him face to face, but I liked the idea of a letter more.  I am just so proud of the person he has become. 

Now  I wish that I had written him a letter every year!  Mommy Guilt never goes away... 

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I am a photographer, an Aggie, a wife, a mother, a preschool teacher, a runner (all of those in chronological order); lover of books, coffee, Mexican food, Hawaii, and Red Vines licorice (all of those not necessarily in that order).

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