It still has sunken in quite yet that I am the mother of a teenager. Despite exhibiting some telltale signs, like hormone overload and emotions running rampant, she is still in many ways my little girl. I'm not sure if that will ever change.
She has had to endure a lot during these past 13 years and every time we are faced with a new challenge, and wonder how we're going to overcome it, it's always her tenacity and warrior-like attitude that completely amazes us.
Though she may be feeling discomfort, she's still able to laugh. Though she might get frustrated by something she can't do, she still has hope. Though she experiences disappointment, she still finds joy. Both Rob and I have learned so much from her, and as we continue to move forward in our journey, I look forward to seeing God's plans for her life continue to unfold.
Here are some photos (and a video) from her 13th birthday party. We are so grateful she had a such good day, and that she was able to relax and enjoy herself while being surrounded by so many loved ones.
|Our birthday girl!|
|Faith visiting with some of her guests!|
|Faith's auntie Dawn and her cute cousin Marla!|
|Faith's amazing Wheel of Fortune cake|
|Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for hosting such a great party!|
|Faith and Rob with some wonderful friends of the family!|
|Faith with Auntie Barbara and Uncle Todd!|
|Faith was super excited her "big" cousins were there along with Haley and baby!|
|Faith was blessed with many beautiful cards, gifts, and flowers!|