Today was a good day. PB had her 13th birthday party last night/today, and that generates my blessing today.
I am blessed to have a daughter, but I'm even more blessed to have a daughter that I love dearly, and love to spend time with. She is a sweet girl, and the circle of friends she has developed is strong. Watching her open the gifts they gave, you could tell these girls knew her. The amount of giggling and laughing that went on in this house in the approximately 17 hours they were here was amazing, and the feeling that they aren't uncomfortable if an adult is nearby is sweet. After they left, we created fabric backings for two of her shelves. We worked together comfortably with some giggling, and her bookshelves look great now.
I never want to take this girl for granted. She can drive me crazy, but overall, she is a sweet, smart and caring girl.