I can't believe it's been 18 years since our little mermaid fairy kitty cat girl, our third daughter, entered into the world. Today is her 19th birthday, and today her high school diploma arrived from our homeschool "umbrella" school. I think she spent the first 8 years of her life wearing tutus, silks, and fairy wings, often with face paint of some sort, and usually with a cat tail. And a few weeks ago she returned to her "roots" and wore fairy wings to the senior prom. It's funny how when they are young it seems like the time stretches out interminably and things will always stay about the same -- but now, how quick it all was. Truly just a blink of an eye. She'll be away to college on the other side of the state within three months.
Happy birthday little mermaid fairy kitty cat!