Friday, July 3, 2015

A Single Photograph

"The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence."
- Denis Waitley -

My younger daughter, Alex, on the day of her prom last week.

Today my younger daughter turns 18. How is this even possible since I see a five-year-old whenever I look at her? Time. It just zips right by. We should make each moment meaningful and memorable.

Have a beautiful weekend, everyone!

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  1. She looks so beautiful, you must be so proud!

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    1. Thanks, Christine. Yes, I am very proud! It's been an exciting year.

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  2. Happy birthday to Alex! She's beautiful.

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  3. Your daughter is beautiful! Yes, they grow up way too fast.

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  4. Happy Birthday & Congrats on a GREAT KID

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    1. Thanks, Wonder Woman. Trying to recover today. So today.

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    2. Feeling pretty good now. (And meant to time so tired above...sheesh... My fingers type faster than my brain puts out info :) Anyhow, now that I've recovered, I'm going to be tackling the house cleaning. So back to being exhausted :^/

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  5. Happy birthday to your daughter! Gorgeous she is!! You are right, in a blink of an eye they grow up.

    betty

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    1. They certainly do, Betty. I don't know where all that time went.

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  6. 。☆。*。☆。
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    Martha's daughter!
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    Do your kids read your blog?

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    1. Thanks, Birdie. That is so cool. They don't read it regularly but they have dropped in now and again.

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  7. A lovely young woman, Martha! You did a great job!

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    1. Thanks, Francie! She's a wonderful young woman.

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  8. She looks pretty happy to go to prom

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    1. She was. She and her friends had a great time. I think they're all happy to be done with high school, too.

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    2. Heh. That was always the best part of Prom-- knowing it's almost over!! LOL

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    3. I know! But now that I'm older, I wish I could go back again. At least for a little while :)

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  9. oh I hear you! it goes so fast doesn't it? she is a beautiful woman and no doubt a beautiful person like her mother

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    1. What a lovely comment. Thank you. Yes, time goes much too fast. It seems like only yesterday I was lugging around a diaper bag!

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  10. Happy birthday to Alex! She is so pretty.

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  11. Congratulations to your daughter on her new milestone. and congratulations to her mother for having an 18 year old daughter. As I sometimes say to my younger friends,"Too bad for having an eighteen year old! Try 43 and 45!" They're all well worth it.

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    1. I look forward to seeing my kids at those ages. That might include some grandchildren! That would be wonderful. And yes, they are certainly well worth it.

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  12. She's absolutely adorable, like her mommy. =)
    Have a great holiday weekend, Martha.

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    1. Thank you, Robyn! I hope you are having a wonderful 4th of July weekend.

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  13. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEX!!
    This is a beautiful photo of a beautiful young woman, Martha.
    I can feel your pride.

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    1. I am extremely proud, Jim. I wear it on my sleeve. And happy birthday to you, today!

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  14. What a lovely photograph ... she looks great.

    Time / the years fly by so fast, we must make every day count.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks, Jan. And I totally agree. We must make every day count. Time zips right on by and waits for no one!

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  15. Lovely young girl I hope she had a wonderful evening.

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  16. Hello Martha,
    Wonderful picture of your pretty daughter. Congratulations!!
    Funny portret.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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    1. Thank you, Marco. And thank you for stopping by!

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  17. How beautiful and lovely and happy she is Lord she looks just like her mom, what a great mom you've been and still are and i'm sure they adore the most wonderful man in the world

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    1. Thanks, Lorraine! Isn't it astonishing how fast kids grow up? You should know...you even have a granddaughter now!

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  18. She is freaking adorable. Love her little nose ring! Just got one similar myself a few months back. It looks perfect on her. I've not seen a prom hairdo like hers before, but I really love it! Kind of sassy and different, while still being classy and fancy.

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    1. She looks so much like my youngest sister… weeeeeeiiiiiirrrrd...

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    2. My daughter usually does things that are a little different. Not too long ago she had her hair painted a bright red with a blonde streak across the front. I like that she's adventurous like that.

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  19. Alex is gorgeous.... If I had a son, I would tried to match them up LOL

    She looks so happy!

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    1. And she's single right now, so you'd have my blessing :)

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