Habit 1202

Jane is 15.

What is it about those milestone birthdays that come every five years, the ones ending in 0 and 5, that make them seem so big? I can't wrap my head around fifteen, but it is here and she is wearing it well. Fatty said that the theme of his day was everyone saying "one more year!" in reference to that coveted drivers license that comes at 16. Me? I'm screaming, "Don't rush things!" This girl needs to be 15 with all that it entails, not almost 16. Although, admittedly, that drivers license will be nice for both of us.

Jane is smart and beautiful, inside and out. She is a wonderful friend, with a great sense of humor and a positive outlook. She is sensitive and caring, extremely creative and theatrically inclined. I love watching her perform and am extremely proud of the young woman she is growing into. It is a true privilege to witness her journey and call her our daughter.

Habit 1201

I got a little teary about another milestone today. This will be the last month of posting at habit.

In the last six years, I have had the privilege of participating in this wonderful marriage of a photo and thirty or less words many times. It is always a treat to be part of the community that Emily, Molly and Tara have built there. There are so many voices that fill up that space and I am honored to join the final party this month. I will miss habit as a daily read and I will miss being part of such a beautiful space, but I am excited for this final chance to post my daily photo and words that I probably won't miss a day. I'd love to have you follow along.

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