As of today, I now have two (out of three) children in double digits. Kirby turns 10 today!
She, of course, is terribly excited. She received luggage for our trip to Alaska this summer, a cupcake maker, and a magazine devoted entirely to cupcake recipes. She just baked her first batch of cupcakes (from a box mix). She wants to eat them right now. Of course.
I am struck by the awesomeness of it all. Naturally, going from birth to a decade old, a child learns a lot about the world. Walking, talking, eating, reading, writing, socializing - that's a lot for ten years.
I think what's equally amazing is how much I, too, have grown in the course of a decade. I've discovered my spiritual roots, began an affair with food and nutrition, rediscovered my love of writing, become a wine and coffee lover, sorted out my professional goals and much more.
I definitely wonder what the next decade has in store for both of us.