Thursday, February 17, 2011

Party Time!

So, I told you Monday that Elizabeth has a boyfriend. She's talking more and more about college, and her dreams about growing up. She's bigger than me, and beautiful, and when I look at her I know I cannot deny - my baby girl isn't a baby anymore.
She is becoming a young woman.

And rather than trying to deny it, we're going to celebrate it!

We have a special weekend ahead of us, and I am excited.
Friday night, Elizabeth and I are going to leave the men at home, and we're going out to have some fun. We'll start with dinner and a movie. Then we're going to a hotel - with a pool - to spend the night.
Saturday we're going to get our nails done. (I have never had a manicure before, and I can't wait! Er, I mean, I had no selfish motives here. Only thinking about my girl! *wink*) And then comes the real celebration.
We're having lunch with a group of women who are significant in Elizabeth's life. After we eat, each of the women is going to have a few minutes to speak to Elizabeth - to share a blessing, or words of encouragement - as we welcome her into the next phase of her life, that of a young woman.

My hope is this event will set the tone for the rest of Elizabeth's days. That she will grow in her understanding that she is a beloved child of God, surrounded by people who love her and who will encourage her in godliness.
(And I hope I can get through my sharing time without too many tears. *sniff*)

Karen

11 comments:

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

What a phenomenal idea!! You are such a great mom! Can't wait to hear how it turns out! We need details so we can celebrate too.

Leah

Irritable Mother said...

Leah - I must confess. This was Brian's idea. He read a book about a boy's passage into manhood and it gave the idea of a party. We decided to have a party for each of our children!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea!! I am sure this will be a precious memory both of you will share throughout your lives.

Blessings my friend...
Debby ann

TheUnSoccerMom said...

oh wow!!! how wonderful! I love this idea and wish I had thought of it. I don't think it's too late for Christen.

I pray Elizabeth's special day is a blessing to her!!! :o)

Irritable Mother said...

Debby Ann - Yes. I hope this is moment which will be a treasure to Elizabeth. I know it will be for me!

Jodi - I don't think it's ever too late!

Patricia/NYC said...

This is such a fabulous idea!!! LOVE IT!! What fantastic memories you 2 will have from this! I think I will "steal" this idea, if you don't mind *wink*...(now I just need to remember it in about 10 years! lol!)

Have a WONDERFUL time with your special girl!

getting Fit said...

: ) She is soo lucky to be having this weekend with you!!!!!!!!!!!! CHEERS! I cannot imagine a better way to tell your girl how much and show her how much you love her and how great is that!!! WOW! going to remember that for when my girlies get a little bigger!

HAVE FUN!!!!
*cant believe you never had your nails done...

Irritable Mother said...

Patricia - I don't mind. *wink*

Brittany - LOL! I am way too cheap to get my nails done. But this is a special occasion. *grin*

Ronel Sidney said...

What an awesome idea!!! I pray you and her have an amazing time together!!

gianna said...

Our pastor does this with his sons with 4 manhood ceremonies. I wonder if it's from the same resource that Brian has.
Anyway.
Elizabeth has a boyfriend?
Hold the TRAIN!
I'm not ready for this and I still haven't even met her!
You are doing a great thing celebrating and enjoying her life together!

Irritable Mother said...

Ronel - Thanks for praying!

Gianna - Brian read it in a book, Boy's Passage, Man's Journey.
On the one hand, I don't feel ready for the boyfriend thing, either. But we've talked about boys and s*x enough that I don't feel like I'm 'behind' on preparing her. God's got it figured out, and I'm trusting Him!