Today my oldest daughter turns 7 and I turn 50. Not really, but it sure does feel that way. It's amazing how your children's birthday make you feel so much older. One thing I have learned during my short time as a parent is that children make your days fly by. One of my favorite quotes is "Children make your days long, but your years short." I don't remember who said it or where I heard it, but it has always stuck with me. So, today on my daughters 7th birthday, I realize I am another decade older.
So, enough self pity. I think it is awesome to see how my daughter has grown up. I can remember her first words, her first steps, and all the little things that she has done leading up to today. I am so proud of the young woman she has become. She is so smart and caring. She has a little attitude, but a wonderful conscious. She is awesome. So, 7 years ago, God graced us with this wonderful child and today we celebrate her 7th birthday. Happy Birthday Random Girl!