Emma is sixteen today!
She delights in getting older! She has so much to look forward to; independence, new experiences, fashion, fun!
I know hardship builds character...but I won't wish that for her.
(Character building comes without wishing)
I wish for her carefree days, true friends, family-love, deep faith and interesting adventures.
And laughter. Lots of laughter.
I remember being sixteen...very well.
Life was not carefree for me anymore...but I had everything else!
These are the things that helped me weather the hardships along the way.
All three of them.
Without faith...well, forget it.
Without fun...dreary my deary.
A cheerful heart is good medicine...
So party on dudes! Be excellent to one another :o)
Celebrate! (good times, common)
And Cathy R. if you happen to read this, my childhood friend...Happy Birthday to you too, sweetie :o)