Today was an amazing…but emotional day!!! I got to cross another thing off my bucket list, and yes, this really was on my list. Unlike what doctors told me 14 years ago…today I was here to celebrate Skye’s 16th birthday!!! Today I got to take her shopping for some clothes as a gift…today I saw her get her driver’s license and tearfully watch her drive away for the first time more independent than she ever has been. Today I got to fulfill one of my dreams by seeing her turn another year older…the big milestone of 16!😍
The morning started with us going to the DOT to get her official license and honestly, I think I was probably more excited than she was!!! Then we were able to do a little shopping and for the first time ever…no arguments over the fitting of clothes!! 😜
Once home, Skyler left…by herself to go pick up a friend😬 and of course I teared up! It is amazing how many different scenarios can come up in your head as you are watching your kids drive away…the instant worry that sets in! So I probably prayed from the minute she left the driveway until the minute she was home!
Thankfully Skyler is a responsibile driver and is careful…in fact, when Skye had returned back home from a friend’s, Leah asked why she drives so slow!! Hey I am okay with that!!
The day was crazy with Tim being busy on the farm, Nathan going to a friend’s house, all the things going on with Skyler. But at the end of the night we were all able to come back as a family and celebrate Skyler’s birthday!
I hope Skyler had a great 16th birthday and looking forward to celebrating many many more with all of our kids!!!