This post is long overdue.  I finally get to share some of my favorite photos from my daughter Lia’s photoshoot about a month ago.  Maybe it’s me procrastinating the inevitable or maybe I just don’t want to face the reality that my oldest daughter is a senior in High School and will soon be off on an adventure of her own, but the truth is, it’s going to happen.  Don’t get me wrong, this is exciting to see her grow into the lady she has become.  It is also going to be fun to have her tell me about all of the new and thrilling adventures that she will embark on, but it still makes my heart a bit torn when I think of her off on her own, and not here with me eating popcorn on a Sunday night, or singing at the top of our lungs to the radio because our favorite song came on.  I’m going to miss her eyerolls at me because I did something awkward or embarrassing, and the way she always seems to forget that there is some event that she has to be at …tomorrow night, oh, and could I get her a (whatever it may be) for said event.  My eyes are already filling up with tears as I type this.  Knowing that this all is still months away, but the reality that a part of me will be missing soon grips my soul.  I just adore this girl!!! I love the way she laughs, I love her tender heart, i love her creativity and her down-right goofy side too.  She is sweet to her two younger sisters and makes everyone that is around her feel special, just for being a part of her life.  She is Captain of the swim team, a member of the National Honors Society, part of the link crew (a team that assists the Freshman in making the adjustment into high school easier), and in Symphonic Band and Jazz Band as well as being a girl scout for 13 years.  She is a busy lady, but always has put her family first when most teens fill that place with their friends.  So, maybe, I have held her photos hostage in hoping this all wasn’t really happening, but in reality I truly am excited for what the future holds for her.  I know that she will accomplish great things and have awesome adventures.  So, I am delighted to share with you some peeks at the girl who stole my heart 17 years ago and whom I have had the honor of calling not only my daughter, but also one of my best friends.  Hi, my name is Angie, and I’m Lia’s mom; oh, and this is Lia.


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