In high school, one of my closest friends, Jolene, gave birth to the most beautiful daughter, Jacinda Annalia. We had been anticipating the arrival and wouldn't you know, she went and delivered on Spring Break while I was visiting my boyfriend at the time over 4 hours away. I remember that phone call from her mom like it was yesterday, exactly where I was and what I was doing!
This past Sunday, Jacinda celebrated her 8th grade graduation! There have been the many milestones leading up to her graduation; her 13th birthday was the biggest shock to me, how was that tiny precious, chubby cheeked baby already be 13? I remember when she was a toddler, I had a red jeep as a rental car and for some reason I remember how Jacinda really wanted a ride in it. I was so excited to be able to take her and was grinning from ear to ear as her big blue eyes were smiling back at me in the rear view mirror.
She will always have a special place in my heart, watching her grow into a gorgeous teenager, I am so excited to see what God has in store for her once in high school and beyond. This is only the beginning of many milestones I hope to share with Jacinda. Congratulations Girl, I love you!