It's late, but I had to come and blog about my date night tonight with my oldest girlie.
First, I took Zoelle out to eat (her choice of restaurant) and then to the musical Annie. We have a local theatre that puts on one major musical production each year and I love musicals. Zoelle loves the movie Annie, so long ago I knew I would be taking her to this.
I felt a little guilty not taking Meridian as well, but I figured she is too young to sit through it without interruption. Plus Zoelle and I need time together. The past few weeks I've found myself getting short with her, and in turn, her with me. I've mentioned before that she is a blonde hair, blue eyed, mini me. She is passionate, loud, and spirited. I am pretty much all of those things in an adult body that now knows how to control myself a bit. ;)
Sometimes, when you are so much like someone, you fight a lot. That is how it is at times with Zoelle and I. It started the day that Meridian was born. I've made many mistakes along the way and being our firstborn, she has to suffer through us basically learning how to be parents. Chris is so much more patient, gentle, and understanding than I am. However, I'm working through it, learning to ask for forgiveness when needed, and relying on God who has to deal with parenting me (which must be VERY similar to what I have to deal with). :)
It's a beautiful thing this parenting business and tonight I got tears in my eyes and chills on my arms as I spent some special time with the girl I still refer to as my baby girl. The wonder in her eyes and the excitement in her voice at all that transpired was so worth the night out. I love her and hope that this time together is a special memory for her and a bonding experience for both of us.