Our oldest daughter turned 10 yesterday. She was born on October 31 – Halloween – or if we want to appear more spiritual: the day before All Saint’s Day. Perhaps for some, it’s not a big deal but our girl turning ten is a big deal for us. She is now double digits.
Time seems to be flying by for us. Been married 11+ years. Three kids. Quest is 7. Q Cafe is 6. And now, our baby is entering into the pre-teen years. It seemed like last year, she was celebrating her 3rd birthday [pic below].
She’s a wonderful and amazing girl. Minhee and I feel so privileged to be her parents. While we hear the occasional horror story of the turbulent teenage years, we have no fear. While I’m sure there will be some bumps along the way, we’re excited for this year and the years to come. It’s surreal to think that in about eight years, she’ll be off to college. When she was about five years old, I remember disciplining her for something and consequently, she went to her room and closed the door. Several minutes later, I went to her room and was about to open the door when I saw this sign on her door. It took me a few seconds to get it but once I did, I couldn’t stop laughing.
* And on a Halloween note, our family enjoyed a nice stroll in the misty Seattle weather for trick or treating in downtown Ballard, Seattle. We then joined other families for a family fellowship at church. I was so excited to flaunt my costume but with the exception of one random street walker, no one was really impressed.
What was I missing? I really needed the 8 gold medals around my neck. I didn’t take any pics of my letdown costume but this is what I looked like [from a previous pic]. I was Michael Phelps.
What was your costume?