I waited by the window for hours. I had good reason.
It was the first time my daughter was away for a high school event. She and her volleyball team had a sleepover at school. They were going to stay up late, play games, eat junk food, and get to know each other. I couldn’t wait for her to return.
My daughter is going to be a high school freshman.
I can hardly believe I’m writing those words.
As I stared out the window, I wasn’t yearning for the days when my daughter was little. Rather, I was afraid that I’d miss a minute of who she is now. In fact, if someone warns you about the teenaged years, don’t believe them. Teens are wildly funny, incredibly interesting, adventurous, and sweet. Parenting a teen is a lot of fun.