How is it Possible that I have a 20 year old???

Tomorrow is a big day in our household.  Our oldest child, my baby girl, is turning 20 years old.  It’s funny that we are surrounded by all of this snow right now!  About 2 weeks before our daughter was born twenty years ago we had the Blizzard of 1996.  When we brought our little one home from the hospital, it was sooo cold!

The last twenty years with our little girl have been nothing short of an adventure.  From day one, we were first time parents, navigating all of her firsts right along with her.  I can remember a time when she was very little that it seemed like she would always be that little, always need us to read her stories before bed, always want to be right by our side.  I knew she would grow up some day, it the distant future, a long time away from now.  A long time from now has now arrived.  What happened???

I am so very proud of our little girl.  She has grown up to be such a talented person, who writes and tells stories that can mesmerize a person.  She is so creative and sensitive, and so compassionate.  She makes me laugh, and her sense of humor is unique and brings a lot of joy to those around her.  I cannot wait to see what is in store for her in the next twenty years!

But still….how is it possible that I have a 20-year-old?????