Saturday, July 13, 2013

Alyssa Nicole ~ 13

Alyssa turned 13 in NOVEMBER. Yes, you read that correctly. We discussed making her bundle up and pretend it was cold but she doesn't like having a winter birthday anyway. :)

It is a bit hard to believe that I have two teenagers but they are so much fun. I love it.

I don't think I can sum up Alyssa in a few words. She is a girl all her own. She is a thinker and a creator. She thinks and feels very deeply. She loves to document things and talks about moving to Togo to be a teacher. Well that or California. She teases about that is such a big difference. I think I know where she will end up but I love listening to her dreams. Dream big, I tell her.

She loves the Lord and is a bit shy. Until you get to know her. Then she will talk and talk. She loves to tell stories and write books. She hopes to publish a book some day and I don't put it past her.

She struggles with wanting to be in control but I watch her control that urge at times. She does not like to be the center of attention.

She is a blessing to me in so many ways. She helps me around the house and care for Taylor. She adores reading and always has a book in her purse.

It has been an amazing journey watching her grow into a young lady. I can not wait to watch her grow into adulthood. I'm just praying I can be the mom she needs me to be and the journey goes by really slowly. I don't ever want to forget the way she makes me smile. The innocence of her heart. The way it feels when she still reaches out to hold my hand.

Mommy loves you, Alyssa Nicole. 

1 comment :

April Brooks said...

She sounds beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. :)


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