Without asking anybody permission, Kateri turned 14 last Saturday :)
While I would like to "sing" praises about her, I won't, because even though she is my child and I love her dearly, I am quite aware her being just "Kiki", as we call her.
She is just one of many 14 year old trying to grow up to fast and have their own views of the World.
I am very much aware how much work is ahead of me to shape her right and make her grow while weeding the nastiness around her.
She is outgoing person with a lot of talents but also quite a big load of laziness and procrastination:)
Anybody with me?
One thing that will keep me shocking I think forever is her love and ability for writing.
She loves the fiction genre and every time I keep reading something, my jaw keeps dropping!
I would say that I am being subjective, but she gets constant praises from her writing teacher, who said that he would never believe that an 8 grader can write like that.
It has been a dream of hers for the last few years as well as a games designer. I do hope her dream will come true.
So while I might have my own dreams for her, she is her own person and as long as she grows up to be a loving, compassionate person with only a good on her mind and kind, pure heart while having her eyes fixed on ultimate reward, which is heaven, I'll say I raised her right!
Happy Birthday Kateri, enjoy the next year of your precious life as much as you can do!