Monday, November 16, 2009

Sweet 15.

Hope invited Annabelle and several of her elementary school friends to be part of her Honor Court at her Quinceanera. For more than three months the girls practiced a traditional waltz and a traditional hip hop dance (ha ha) to present at the party.

The day started with a Mass followed by a dinner for more than 150 friends and family. Congratulations Hope!

Cool girl

A Tall Tale

The other day as I hugged my teenager something didn’t seem quite right.

Hmm. I stood back and looked her over. Same eyes, same hair, same girl smell. So what was it?

Then it dawned on me. She’s almost as tall as I am. As I hugged her, I felt like I could be wrapping my arms around another grownup, not my first-born child.

When did we start seeing eye to eye — literally?
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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

The Hot Zone.

It started last week. One Huffman daughter wasn’t doing so great. She was hot. She was cranky. Her back hurt.

I don’t feel good, she said as she flopped on the couch.
I figured with an early dismissal the next day, it was best she just stay home from school. Take it easy, I told her.

At the same time, a bad feeling started to come over me.

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