I can still vividly recall the day she was born. I was young, barely into my twenties, and during the pregnancy I had many moments of fear- that I wasn't ready, that I wasn't cut out for it.
But the moment I held her in my arms, all of that went away. She was the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen and I felt blessed to be the vessel that shuttled her in to this world.
And now she's eighteen, starting the grand journey of life.
One week ago:
Zoe with my step-daughter-in-law Kim (who flew to NY to ride with her to the Carolinas) packing up the Fiat.
One nice thing about Zoe having a tiny car, she'll have to come back for the rest of her stuff
Kim asking Ethan how he feels about Zoe leaving-
Yeah, I hear you buddy.
It's truly amazing how time flies.
Enjoy this 'through the years' glimpse of my baby girl's life:
Halloween Age One
So freaking cute.
Christmas Age Two
Cutie Beauty girl
Christmas Age Three
Best buddies from then until now
Christmas Age Four
Age Five: Spring raking, Grandma's house
Age Seven: Vacation, Myrtle Beach SC
Age Nine: Cousin's Sweet Sixteen, Florida
Four years ago: Birthday
Three years Ago: Darien Lake
Her older brother's wedding
Two years ago
Visiting her brother in NC
Zoe and Sam Winchester
One year ago:
Second Supernatural Convention
Crowley, Zoe, Me, Castiel
Grandma's house, Seneca Lake
One month ago:
Our east to west coast road trip
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Santa Cruz, California
Of course I am a huge cry baby as I go through these pictures. This has been a year of big changes, starting with saying goodbye to dad as he embarked on the journey into the after life and soon saying goodbye to my childhood home as mom embarks on the journey of life after dad.
But this is life; we take the losses with the gains, the failures with the triumphs, the sorrows with joys. In the end, I think, it's enough to say we were glad to be here.