then seventeen years old.
like that! (snap!)
sixteen had its share of growing pains and new experiences. a new job, a driving permit, your first prom, ever changing hairstyles and colors (blonde to brown to dark brown to pink streaked and back to blonde), and quite a few inches- now making you even taller than your dad.
i think you are still finding your way searching and not really knowing what is means to be this age. teenagerhood is tough, and so different from my experience. with this crazy age of technology, facebook, myspace, texting, it kind of makes MY head spin. I really do not envy teens today. i wish i could make everything appear easier and clearer for you. i wish i had that magic crystal ball for you to see into your future, but i do not. all i have are stories of, "when i was your age... blah blah blah..." i remember being you age, i really do. i remember thinking my mom was crazy and had no idea. i think that is just normal. the way we all need to find our way. even when that means taking the hard way sometimes. i always want happiness and love for you.
things you love right now...
- music (singing it and playing it)
- your hair straightener :)
- chinese food
- dunkin donuts cafe mochas
- giving me more and more gray hairs
- anything fruity smelling
you are beautiful.
i say so.
:)we had yellow balloons and daisies on the table, daddy brought her a bouquet of sunflowers, kellen colored her a picture (toy story of course), she opened a few gifts and cards, made out on some good cash for spending, and as birthdays always go in our casa, the birthday person chooses the meal and dessert. taylor chose chinese food for her dinner, we hit the chinese buffet. no cake or pie, not her, she loves brownie sundaes, so i baked some brownies and she topped them with peanut butter cup ice cream, whipped cream, and cherries. then her dad and i drove to pick up a very big step for her seventeenth year.... a set of wheels bought with her own money. that is a huge step. it will be great to see you gain confidence on the road and take that next step toward your independence. 18 next year. it hardly seems possible.
happy birthday to my young woman.
happy 17 taylor, i hope it is full of happiness and FUN for you.
i love you.