Happy 18th Birthday to my daughter Lauren Palmer.
I should apologize that so many of my recent posts have been about Lauren or photos of her, but this spring and summer has been her time to go to prom, graduate from high school, move out of the house, and of course, today is her birthday.
Although I have many beautiful pictures of Lauren that have been taken over the years, this photo is my favorite. This is the photo of a little preschool girl, who seemed to follow me everywhere. Who went with me to board meetings, UFV classes and community events. As a result, she shares so many values with me.
But now, my little buddy is moving out. She will be sharing a house with two roommates as they all go to the University of the Fraser Valley this fall. This weekend is the weekend of the big paintathon in the house into which they are moving.
Her independence and destiny of running the world, leaves her less time for me. She has better things to do now than tag along with me to the various pursuits to which I have devoted my life. What are the odds that I can lure one of the other three children to spend time with me? Unlikely unless I can develop some interest in computer games or makeup.
Happy birthday, Lauren. Welcome to the world of being an adult. You are going to be great at Adulting.
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