This past Saturday we celebrated our daughter Grace’s 18th birthday. This was my gift to her. I had saved a printout of an old photo of her hamster she used to have. It was a Roborovski hamster named Artemis. Unfortunately, she wasn’t with us long enough. She was so cute! Here she was eating a carrot.
We are very proud of Grace. I feel bad, though, that in the busyness of going to a Mongolian BBQ place for dinner, we never took any birthday pictures! I don’t know how we forgot. 😦
Grace has worked hard the last two years on catching up on her Math and Science so she can graduate this year. The charter school she takes classes at has a flexible schedule which allows us to have to take her to two classes a week and everything else she does is given to her by her facilitator. She is doing well, and all I have to do is take her to her classes and facilitator meetings since she isn’t driving quite yet. I am not really having to teach anymore which has freed me up to concentrate on my art and writing. She is planning on joining the California Conservation Corps. soon after she graduates.
It is hard to believe our kids are grown already. Time has gone by way too fast!!! I am thankful for the children we have, though, because they are growing into responsible adults which is a blessing.
Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! 🙂