Grateful for Growing Children

During the past few weeks both of my daughters have celebrated their birthday. As they are now teens, we no longer have a birthday party as we did when they were younger: there are no balloons, party games and fun activities. Instead we make lunch for them and their friends (stir-fried noodles is always a favourite) with birthday cake for dessert. My daughters spend time with their buddies chatting, playing board games and even switching on the Wii to play some games their friends have brought with them.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015
A Happy Birthday Balloon. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

As I watch my girls interact with their friends, I feel a sense of contentment. I see that they are happy, that they have good friends, and that they are able to socialise in a group setting. I am grateful that they feel a sense of belonging and that they have friends with whom they can spend their time at school.

What have you been grateful for this week?

Last week Patchwork Ponderings was Grateful for her Cats.

Processed with Rookie© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

(Join me and share something that you have been grateful for in the past week. Link up with my post and feel free to use the badge my daughter created. )

I enjoy reading what others are grateful for – the posts make me think of other things I am happy to have in my life. Please remember to send me a pingback so that I know you have participated. 

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20 thoughts on “Grateful for Growing Children

  1. This is much to be grateful for! Congratulations on bringing them up like this too. You are a wonderful parent! 🙂

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  2. I’m grateful for our neighborhood. We had a really fun afternoon and evening with friends hopping from pool to pool (5 houses…5+ hours). It was really nice to gather neighbors together for fellowship, food, and fun. We have two boys who have birthdays the same week too next month! I didn’t realize your daughters were teens. 🙂 How sweet. Glad you see them as happy and content! Have a lovely week Colline. jenn

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    1. Sounds like you have the perfect neighbourhood for your children to grow up in – they will treasure the memories made when they are older.
      May this this week continue to be filled with memorable moments Jenn 🙂

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  3. Birthday celebrations are always a bit special, Colline. It’s great to watch your girls growing up, and observing their friends too. 🙂 I still like to keep track of my son’s closest friends from school.

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