It doesn't seem like 17 years and I'm not ready for her to be 17. That's just one year from 18 — and then 19.
She came into our life 17 years ago today — all fair haired and blue-eyed. We had a dark haired, dark eyed princess and she was to be the blonde baby princess. She’s blonde, but princess is not a title she has ever aspired to. She's the baby of the family who rarely allows us to baby her.
She's independent and strong-willed. (She must get that from her Dad…)
She has a great sense of humor and a sharp wit. She’s smart and fun to be with. She is a rebel and a peacekeeper all at the same time. She believes in pushing the envelope and challenging ideas that she doesn’t believe are right or fair.
She’s talking about college and life beyond but I’m not sure I’m ready. New situations don’t scare her, they intrigue her. She is fascinated by life beyond these days – and that’s good. But hard on her Mom. She is ready to soar, but we still have her tethered to the ground . . . for just a while longer.
I remember this
And this ….
but these days she looks more like this
I cherish every moment I have with her. She is my FAVORITE blonde daughter. Happy Birthday, Paige!
oh mary!!! paigie-poo is 17????? oh my gosh where has the time gone……but I know exactly what you are going through….she’s the baby…..
Happy Birthday, indeed! May it be a year, Paige, beyond all you could ask or imagine!
She is beautful!! Happy birthday to her!!!
She is adorable!!
Praying for her to have an amazing 17th year! Full of God’s love, joy, and lots of laughter!!
You are one great mom!!!
Been there a few times and understand completely how you feel, they really do grow up too quickly. And, when it’s the baby, we just want this world to slow down and let us hang on a tad bit longer.
She is beautiful and reminds me of you…smart, sharp wit, fun to be with …that sounds like my friend Mary!
Happy Birthday Paige and thank you for sharing your mom with us. Have an amazing year. Enjoy!
When I saw the first picture of Paige, I was so surprised at how much she reminded me of Kenley at that age….THEN, I scrolled down & saw the one of them together! Wow! You are so right, they do/did favor! Pretty girls!!
Happy Birthday Paige! You know the Elrod family has much love for ya!!