My status as the mom of teens dropped this weekend. I was the mom of three teens (plus a pre-tween and a preschooler)....and then...
....faster than you can snap your fingers, I became a mom of two teens.
I have a 20 year old.
I have a 20 year old?!?!?! How is that possible?????
I mean, it was only yesterday....
Now she's all grown up.....
So, we celebrated.
When we took the party inside, we were hit with a blast of girly pink and tie dye.....
I made a 'hippie' cake complete with peace signs, smiley faces, love beads, and tie dye.
Even the cake itself was tie dye!
(I wish the photos were better, but remember that new camera I received not too long ago? Well...SOMEBODY is an Indian Giver. I won't name names but it isn't one of my kids and we share a bedroom. lol He dropped his camera and broke it. Then he took mine. So, all I have is my camera phone and these low quality photos to share. Hmmpfff.) ANYWAY.
Back to the cake. My tie dye masterpiece.
When the teens and twenty-somethings left to meet up with the cousins to continue the celebration, I contemplated as I cleaned.
In 2005, the day before my 40th birthday, I learned bad news about the baby I was expecting. It was a shock to learn about his heart defects and it cast a large shadow over what is usually a milestone birthday.
History repeated itself this year. The day before we celebrated my girl's 20th birthday, she learned that the baby she is carrying is no longer living.
So sad and unexpected.
I had not taken the time yet to make a formal announcement here on my blog because, well, learning I would soon be a grandma was quite a shock. I did add a ticker to my sidebar (Gigi-to-be) and planned to post ultrasound photos and make a big announcement post after her doctor's visit last week.
Well, here it is. Just not the announcement I had planned. :o(
It all made for a bittersweet birthday.
God gives and he takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.
I love you, Sam. Happy Birthday. Trust God, okay? He has a plan for you....
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