Can someone please tell me where the last 9 years have gone?????????

Yesterday we held a slumberparty at our house to celebrate Julia’s birthday, that’s the kind of party she wanted. She invited all 15 of her classmates, 3 couldn’t come. So we had 12 kids + Olivia here from 7 P.M. to 9:30 A.M. this morning smiley

September 30th 2002 at 5:40 A.M. she was born, my “babygirl”……..I can’t believe it’s been 9 years already!!!! What have I been doing during all this time???? What have I acomplished????

Well, I have changed…..that’s for sure…..having kids always makes you grow (hopefully) and makes you see the world with different and at times with a new pair of eyes……I’m not the same I was…..hopefully I’m better in some ways and perhaps not worse, but at least the same, in others……I have new or different points of view when it comes to child raising (rearing), compared to the ones I had before any of my girls arrived……

I hope one day my kids can look back at their childhood and think and feel it wasn’t too bad……I hope they forgive my mistakes and feel thankfullness for the things I did in their best interest……I hope they can say there were happy times in their lives…..I’m hoping last night will be one memory they’ll keep forever…..I know I am….

For the last to schoolyears Julia’s teacher has been telling us parents how much she loves working with this class…..’cause they are so warm, caring and wellbehaved…..I always thought to myself: “yeah, yeah, she only gets to see the best of them since she only has them for some hours Monday to Friday”. Yesterday I had the privilige to see with my own eyes and experience for myself what she’s been on about……..12 kids who got along all the time……not one incident…..not one dispute…..not one sad or lonely kid the entire time!!!!! That’s so friggin’ awesome!!! I couldn’t believe it…..hubby and I were mesmerized!! They danced, they participated in a “talent competition” we had and there was no envy, no hurt feelings, no cheating, no arguing!!! They all accepted the “jury’s” choice and the ones that didn’t make the top 3 voted for the “talent” they liked the most……I got so moved by all the kindness that exists between this kids…….I truly hope it lasts throughout the 4th – 6th grade……I feel so blessed that my kid is one of them…….so therefore, last night I will always remember 9 or 19 years from now………