Girls Grow Up and Then Moms Cry!

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Real Estate Agent with International Properties and Investments LLC

My youngest daughter just turned 20 years old. She is my baby girl. I love her so much and I sure do miss holding her like a baby and cuddling up with her. She slept in my bed with me until I married Nestor, she was about 14 years old then. She was born on September 14. I have 3 children who were born in September and Tristan at the end of August! I have one born in January and another in February. But September is the busy month around our house!

Tirzah

Tirzah is graduating from Palm Beach Atlantic University in December with a Bacholor's degree in Psychology. I am so very proud of her. She was homeschooled most of her school aged life. When she was 5 years old I knew she was gifted and so I had her tested and the results were highly gifted with an IQ that was over 140. So when she was 14 years old Palm Beach Atlantic University accepted her as a student. She never did a high school course, she went straight from Junior High to University courses.

Tirzah

This was her sweet revenge for what life tossed her way. When I was giving birth to her and pushing, all of a sudden my midwife began firmly telling me to stop pushing. I am thinking, are you crazy, I am pushing. She then very firmly told me again, stop pushing or you are going to kill your baby. The cord was wrapped around her neck. She had been in breach position for the whole pregnancy and while I was in labor I would rock back and forth like my midwife had taught me in order to get her to turn and she finally did. But that turn caused the cord to be wrapped around her neck.So she was born purple weighing in at 10 pounds 6 ounces. They would not even let me hold her, they rushed her over to the infant table in my room to work on her breathing. She ended up being just fine.

I held her in! I went into labor on Friday the 13th at about 8 p.m. I was 6 centimeter dialated when I got to the hospital.  I told my midwife and my kids that they were going to be sitting in the labor room with me for a while because I was NOT having this baby on Friday the 13th. She would be born on Saturday September 14th. Her sister's birthday is January 14th. So I would not walk around or get the labor moving. But as soon as the clock struck 12 a.m. I told everyone that she would be born soon. She was born at 12:40 a.m.

She was the youngest of the set of my first 5 children. I had five of my children before I was the age of 30. The boys looked after her and her sister became her rival in the teen years. Her biological father did not like her very much. There is a lot of history that we won't go into since I want this to be a positive birthday post for Tirzah. When Nestor came into our lives; she was thrilled because he loves her as if she is his own child.

Needless to say this affects children and soon I found out that my baby girl was bipolar. We went through very trying times with her when she was a teenager. The doctors kept changing her meds and her manic side would be way off the wall. Well, one day our regular doctor became so concerned with the drugs that the phsychiatrist had her on and explained to us the serious side effects of these drugs and how they were going to do more harm than good because she was so young. He wanted us to try diet changes. Tirzah went off the meds and discovered which foods caused the manic side and the depression side. Over the next couple of years she experimented with all the foods and now is in total control of her bipolar symptons.

Tirzah

This is often the case with very bright children, they tend to have bipolar or ADD or other labels placed on them. Some of the most successful business men and women are bipolar or have ADD or ADHD. They just did not fit in the mold that was sitting at their desk in school!

Tirzah

She was a child model and actress and very good at it. Tirzah also is a black belt in TaeKwonDo as are all of her brothers and sisters. She won some beauty pageants when she was a little girl.

My baby girl is growing up so fast and soon she will be off on her new career and starting her new family. I miss her already. Happy Birthday Tirzah!

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Kathy Honeycutt
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I know how you feel,my son graduates in June, and I already feel, saddness, joy, hopefullness, and concern, but he is in God's hands and  I know It will be ok.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 14, 2008 01:03 PM #67
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Savanna Yates
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Thanks for sharing with us great post! Happy Birthday Tirzah!

Nov 19, 2008 01:20 PM #68
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Janice Roosevelt
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She will always be with you. Beiee it!

Feb 04, 2009 06:34 AM #69
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Robert L. Brown
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Sometimes dad's cry also. We were there from the start just like mom's minus the carrying. I remember mine when they were born as well.

Feb 06, 2009 09:15 AM #70
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Lisa Hill
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What beautiful children. My daughter wants to major in psychology as well. But she's only a freshman... well, technically a sophomore since she was in the dual-enrollment program while in high school. What type of psychology does your daughter want to practice? Or what field is she entering? Or is she going for her Masters?

Mar 15, 2009 11:32 PM #71
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Marilyn Harrell
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I was born on a Friday, the 13'th! My youngest is 19 - I can sure relate to some of what you' ve written here! All the best to you and your family!

Jul 27, 2009 12:24 PM #72
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Robert L. Brown
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Reflecting on my youngest who is now a doctor here in GR. A proud moment. One that will never be forgotten.

Aug 22, 2009 07:10 PM #73
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Kate Wheeler
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Katerina, What a wonderful job you have done, raising such a smart and talented daughter.  Having Nestor come into your lives sounds like it was a blessing for all of you.  Congratulations!

Sep 24, 2009 02:20 PM #74
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Maria Vaill
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OUR children ARE the light of our lives.

I love the photos in the candle light (?)

You are a good mom.

Jan 24, 2010 02:17 PM #75
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Maria Vaill
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OUR children ARE the light of our lives.

I love the photos in the candle light (?)

You are a good mom.

Jan 24, 2010 02:17 PM #76
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Nestor & Katerina Gasset
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Maria- Thank you very much! I need to post about her entry into the master's program and what she said about me. It made my day!

Jan 24, 2010 04:58 PM #77
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Sandy Wallace
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Way to hang in there through it all! Happy Birthday and many more!

Oct 12, 2010 02:33 AM #78
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Katerina and Nestor

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful story. 

Apr 04, 2011 01:32 AM #79
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Robert L. Brown
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I had to come back again. Never a dull moment when we speak of our children. Have a Fabulous week.

Nov 13, 2011 04:26 PM #80
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Robert- Thank you! I apprecitate it. She is now getting her Masters Degree in Psychology, she is a single mother and works full time and goes to Grad school. She has a BA in pyschology. I am SO proud of all she has become! Katerina

Nov 13, 2011 05:22 PM #81
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Daughters yes they grow up way to fast before we know it they are off on their own with great jobs but Moms never stop missing them thinking of them just saying a prayer for them Daughters a gift a precious gift. Thank you Andrea you are my gift. Love you always Mom

Dec 28, 2011 10:21 AM #82
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TLF - This daughter is now graduating with her Master's Degree at age 23! 

Dec 28, 2011 11:31 AM #83
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Great story and you should definitely be a proud Mother! I am very proud of my daughter also, a The Ohio State University graduate!! Daughters are God's gift to us and esp. Fathers. I still call my girl Princess and she is 34! Yell at your daughter next time you see her!

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Jul 28, 2012 04:30 PM #84
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Jack O'Neal
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My daughter grew up, now 30, I see her as a baby again with her middle child curly blond hair and loves grandpa. It more fun the second time around. 

Jan 28, 2014 09:01 AM #85
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Jack- I love my grandchildren and I still have an 11 year old son too. With him, after raising 5 kids to adulthood- it is so much funner and better to be a mom the second time around. My 11 yr old is the biggest blessing and keeps us young as we travel to all his baseball games! 

Jan 29, 2014 06:50 PM #86
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