My baby girl became a teenager last week. I am ever more aware of the truth of something author Linda Grimes said to me once: mothers have long days and short years. 

Today brought another milestone, one my girl has been working toward since she was four years old, including adding a conditioning class for the last two years to get ready for exactly this:


This afternoon, we met her teacher and her pointe class at the local ballet store to get the girls fitted for their first pointe shoes. It was a special hour, filled with laughter and kids who clearly wanted to be nowhere else. So much fun.



  1. lindagrimes
    Feb 25, 2013

    I thought I felt my ears burning… *grin*

    Oh, my gosh! I can’t believe your baby is a teenager! Those years really ARE speedy suckers, aren’t they? And look at those pretty, pointed feet! What a fun milestone. For both of you. :)

  2. Deborah Tamm
    Feb 25, 2013

    Congratulations Momma. And daughter! :)