Take the Amazing Teen Challenge
The teenage years are tough. I am not sure if they are tougher on the teenager or on their parents! Now my hubster and I are not new to the rodeo, but I will be honest and say that the one that we are watching bloom into a beautiful young women is the hardest one for me.
It could be that she is the last child in the home. My Momma hormones are all crazy with the changes and the light at the end of the tunnel where she will cross over into adulthood. No longer will she be dependent on us for everything.
While I am thrilled at the level of maturity and responsibility our teen displays, when I look at her I still see my baby. She doesn’t like being called my baby of course and she is chomping at the bit to be an adult.
Today we were challenged to take the amazing teen challenge. This was an easy challenge to accept. I know that my teen is amazing (a little momma pride showing here).
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So the challenge presented was to write a letter to my teen letting them know that we think they are amazing.
To my MayDay,
You were our bonus baby, born only 15 months after your sister and who we thought was our last addition to our family. Surprise!
You also made your entrance with a statement coming early at 35 weeks…just could not wait to get here.
Oh what a joy you were to the entire family. Baby number seven and girl number five. You were the quiet in my world. Unlike your closest sibling, Rebekah who has no off switch, you were my snuggle child. My peace is a crazy pace of a family of nine sometimes eleven people.
Watching you grow up and seeing the way you have handled your sensory and hearing issues not as excuses but as challenges, makes me even more proud of you.
You are such a sweet spirit. Always loving, always kind.
You notice the little things, like someone got a new hair cut or how beautiful the peonies are along the pathway. You have always stopped to help anyone in need and are the first to jump up and pass out a hug when someone needs it.
I nicknamed you MayDay because you always wanted to help me. When I called for help, you stepped up.
Now that you are well on your way to being a strong woman of faith, I could not be more amazed watching you handle college, working, and still be there to help others. Sometimes I want to say; slow down…you have so much life ahead of you – stay my baby a little longer.
But life moves on, and we know that there is only today with no promise of tomorrow.
Stay strong in your faith MayDay. Let your foundation continue to be the rock you lean on. Know that I am so proud of you and can’t wait to see what the future holds for you.
Okay that was harder than I thought! Not that I don’t know that my teen is amazing, but come on..trying to put my feelings into words and not become all mushy is hard. And to top it off…my teen says… “Awe that’s cute” when she read the letter! Awe, that’s cute?!?! Really?? Where is the “Oh, mom..I love you too!”?
I bet your teen is amazing too. Why not let Go Big spotlight that amazingness? For a chance to win the spotlight for your teen, go to the Go Big Amazing Teens contest page and share how your teen inspires you. Go Big will select three teens with amazing stories and give them a platform to show the world! For more information, full contest rules can be found on the Go Big Facebook Page.