Today Hawkfire is officially a teenager! It's hard to believe my baby girl is all grown up. Hopefully she won't grow much more or she'll be taller than me. I only have two inches on her and she already wears the same size shoes as me. The other day I was reminiscing about Hawkfire's infancy and she happened to walk by. I asked her to sit on my lap so I could hold her for a few minutes. She gave me a funny look, so I said, "Just humor me, please." So she sat on my lap and I wrapped my arms around her and we talked. About a minute and a half later I said, "I think I'm going to drop you." She laughed and got up.
What a joy she is to have in our family. It has been a lot of fun to watch her develop her talents the last couple years. This year Hawkfire discovered Manga and Animae. This spurred a great interest in the Japanese language, so she is trying to learn Japanese. Part of doing so is finding Japanese music and memorizing it. Hawkfire has a beautiful singing voice and we often hear her while she's on the computer with her headphones on, singing in Japanese. Hawkfire also loves to write. She posts stories on fan fiction websites and is also writing a book or two.