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Monday, August 31, 2009

Growing Up

Sometime it's so hard to grow up. You see, Kelli will soon be 18 and her daddy and I are trying to grow up so we'll be ready for that. We're finding that it's very difficult to pull back and let her make some of her own decisions about life. We still want to treat her like a child, but by law she will soon be an adult!?! And pray tell, how in the world did that happen?

This weekend was pretty interesting. First of all Kelli left on Friday before I got home. Her dad took her to a friend's house and she was with her until late Saturday evening. The other 3 of us on Saturday went out for lunch and ran errands. We celebrated Tracy's birthday (which was Tuesday) by taking him out to the lunch of his choice. He picked The Old Spaghetti Warehouse. The food was good and the company even better.

Then Sunday morning we had Sunday School and Church and then Kerri and I went home to take care of the dog because we had 2 more services to attend that day. Tracy and Kelli came later. Tracy then let me know that Kelli's new boyfriend asked him after church if he could date Kelli. Isn't that just the sweetest thing? He actually asked her daddy. I think that moved him up a few notches in her daddy's eyes. I know it did mine. That had to take a lot of nerve for a 17 year old boy to ask. Tracy said he told him as long as they kept Jesus in the middle of everything, it would be fine. He told him Kelli had a curfew of midnight and he said that's all right his curfew was 11:00P. I love it! That just cracked me up. So Kelli will be home at an even better time because he has to drive about 20-30 minutes to get home after dropping her off. God sure knows how to take care of things we worry about, doesn't he?

Now see, even though she's almost 18, we've never let her actually car date. Boys could meet her at church or youth or some event we were at or even go out to lunch with us on Sundays, but never car date. This is where the growing up part for Tracy and I is coming. up. I guess we're learning. Although, I'm just glad he asked her daddy and not me!!! lol

Oh My Goodness we're just beginning with this one and we have another one that's almost 15 and we'll have to start all over again. Tell me, does it get any easier?!?

At least they keep us on our knees praying, so I guess it's good for us!


  1. I don't envy you. I dread those dating years. I remember mine with my dad who is a pastor. This post brings back so many memories.

  2. He sounds like a lovely young man. Hope it all works out ok. I hope I have a few more years before I have to worry about my daughter dating etc!

  3. The young man sounds like he is quite the gentleman and very respectful!

    My daughter will be 20 yrs. old in about 9 days and I'm praying for God to hurry up and give her a husband. LOL

  4. I don't think it gets easier because each kid is so different!!!

    But I am there with you! letting go is hard. We are trying to let natural consequences be our son's teacher now, more than us.....hard sometimes!

  5. Hi Cathy...
    What a dear story!
    My youngest is 21...and it's does get a little easier ;o)
    My husband and I still try hard not to worry, and instead try to remember that God is present always.
    Cathy, it sounds like your daughter has taken all she's learned from you into her heart. God Bless her!
    Grace always, Maria

  6. Awwwww, isn't that great? I love that she has to be home even earlier than her own kurfew and yet she can't blame y'all for it. That's wonderful! =0)

    God is so good!


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