WOW...I cannot believe that I have a 14 year old. This year has definately flown by too quickly. Your birthday was Friday, but I have been so busy that I am just now getting around to blog about it. Well Zayna, I don't really know where to begin. We are a year into the teen years and as blessed and thankful as I am to have you as my daughter...you definately are a teenager. Some days are really hard and I find myself wishing for the easy days of toddler hood. You are growing into a young woman with your own thoughts and ideas and those thoughts and ideas are not mine. I am so scared for what life will bring your way due to your choices sometimes, but I know that you are a smart girl and you are strong, you will handle it. I too made my own decisions that I know my parents shook their heads at and asked themselves why. You are a very sweet and loving girl. You have a good heart and you love your family. You have a tendancy to be a tad lazy when it comes to your academics, but hopefully that will change as you enter high school. As your mom I want what is best for you and sometimes what I think is best for you and what you think is best for you are two very different things. I know that you will grow into a loving and successful adult because your dad and I continue to guide you on that path, but God help me keep my sanity some days because you sure can put up a fight. I love you #1 and you truly are a blessing in my life!! I love your spunk and I am happy that you have enough in you to fight what you feel is right for you. I guess maybe as your mom I am having some trouble letting go as you grow up. Well happy 14th baby.