It's truly unimaginable to me that TEN whole years ago Mike and I brought Logan Olivia into this world and began this wonderful and wild parenting odyssey! In what really does seem like the blink of my eyes, Logan has grown into such a beautiful young lady, with great manners, amazing creativity and such a wonderful sweetness about her. She's silly and giving and loving and honest - so many things I could have only hoped for my first daughter all those ten years ago.
This birthday seems like such a big birthday. Ten is closer to college than birth! (You may have just heard the deep breath I forced myself to take.) As a writer, especially as a writer that so frequently captures the daily ins and outs of our family life, I feel I'm especially sensitive to time and how fast it's actually slipping by. Even with that sensitivity, Logan's 10th birthday comes as a complete shock. As I climbed the ladder of her loft bed to wake her this morning, I just couldn't believe my baby girl was 10.
It's that simple. Not that she's 10. That she's my baby.