Delightfully Disappointed

Our twin girls have turned 11. We are simply amazed at their growth and achievements through out the years. It keeps catching us by surprise. Life is a beautiful precious gift and each year we turn a year older we should celebrate. It is easy to celebrate a child’s birthday. We as parents are delighted when our children reach another year. While the children are excited about being older, I celebrate making it through another year of parenthood! Birthdays can symbolize growth and maturity in both parent and child. We love watching them reach their milestones and grow far beyond our expectations. We love to help them through their are struggles. Parenting helps us grow and become stronger and wiser. Our children are precious to us. As they learn from us, we learn from them. So when the girls asked to go to the London Tea Room for their birthday it was surprising, a bittersweet feeling touched my heart. We enjoyed the day with them. Trying different teas prepared the way the British do was such a treat. We were delighted to see that they were mature enough to choose a place like that for their birthday. A bit of disappointment came when the reality of them growing older was facing us. I think back to the days when the girls were babies, when I would cuddle them and they didn’t have a urge to run off and do other things. They just sat there and enjoyed being held by mom. Although I miss those days, I do enjoy sitting and talking with them over a cup of tea.

Live Well.


  1. Donalacasa

    January 9, 2010 at 5:37 am

    My Diva (17yo) still finds time to have tea with mommy. She still flops down at my feet when she has a problem. She called me on her break tonight when I was trying to take my break to tell me about a sewing idea she had. Although it is sad to see them get older and know that one day they will leave you, know that the seeds you have planted and the sweet relationship you have nurtured (in spite of the tests and trials of adolescence) will endure.

    I just spent last weekend at my mom's house, lying on her bed, sharing all my ideas. See where I got it from? 😉


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    January 9, 2010 at 5:37 am

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  4. Alaiyo

    January 9, 2010 at 5:37 am

    You take such beautiful pictures…..don't know what else to say, except wow, you inspire me.

  5. Well Watered Woman

    January 9, 2010 at 5:37 am

    I so, so, so understand this.
    With my baby turning 11 this past October I was and am feeling the same way. Where did my beautiful baby go?
    BTW, I love this image, it is beautiful!

  6. Andrea

    January 9, 2010 at 5:37 am

    This is such a beautiful image and what a great memory of such a monumental day!


    January 9, 2010 at 5:37 am

    My second born will turn 11 next month and he's so excited. I never thought about celebrating another year of parenthood. Great thought!

  8. The Ortega's

    January 9, 2010 at 5:37 am

    Your writing is always so beautiful and inspiring… and your pictures are so simple and elegant. Happy 11th birthday to the girls.

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