9.12.2012

How Can She Be....Fifteen??

     Hard for me to believe, but 15 years ago today my first little baby girl was born!!! 
    Megan is 15 today and the pictures tell at least part of the story.  One day you are a new parent with a sweet little baby to take care of...and then, with the blink of an eye, you have a teenaged daughter, in high school and driving!!
     In all honesty, this past year has been the biggest test of our mother-daughter relationship.  I read this article recently that included a survey where two third of parents with children over the age of 18 said that daughters were more difficult than sons (so far, I agree).  The article also pinpoints the age of 14 as one of the most difficult for girls. 
     So, I am optimistic that we are again on the upswing and that this15th birthday signifies more bright days ahead!!  Those baby pictures just make me long for those days when I could still hold you in my arms and keep you safe, but I know all I can do is give you the tools to continue to exercise good judgment and to be the best "you" you can be!!
     Through it all, Megan has remained a great student, friend, sister and daughter and we couldn't be more proud of the beautiful young lady she has become!!!!!!



Megan in her car seat arriving home from the hospital!!

 

Mom checking out her perfect bundle of joy!!

This Picture Just Makes Me Wish We Had Digital Cameras.....(picture of a picture)
Her First Homecoming Dress...

 




Last Year's Homecoming Dress



Happy Camper!

 

Our Maine Trip


Taking a Dip!


Her Happiest Times -- Football Game Nights with Friends!!
 


 

4 comments:

Heather (GurleeGirrl) said...

Happy Birthday to Megan!!!! I hope she has an awesome day and year!

Let's hope you are over the "rough" years.

RockinMom said...

I loved the pictures. Happy Birthday to your daughter. As you know, I am going through the 14th year with my daughter right now and I have to say it has been one of our most trying times as well.

Having one of both, I can say I also agree with the statement about teenager girls being harder than teenager boys.

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

She is a beautiful girl :-)

Vicki said...

Time flies after you become a mum! My baby turned 11 on the 11th...haha...(I crack myself up).

Love all the pics of your gorgeous girl, and soooo hoping the next 3 years for me are not going to be too trying for us!