As happens to all good mothers (and bad really but we won’t go there). Their babies grow up.
I am entering a new phase of life as she is entering a new phase of life. I am about to become a mother of a teenage girl and she is about to become a teenage girl. It is inevitable, like the sun rising and setting there is nothing we can do about it but get ourselves ready for the new day. So I look forward to it. Yeah she is getting a bit sassy and a bit lippy (what 13 year old isn’t) Even though I never ever lipped off my Mom. (HA! if you believe that I have some Ocean front property in Alberta for sale). You know her sense of humour is developing and she is quite funny. She makes me laugh and it is nice to watch her grow and discover just like it always has been.
But yet we survive, I am guessing some days just barely.