“What do you mean that you don’t have a blog?”
Recently the girls and I were talking and I mentioned how much I missed blogging. With a surprised tone, the girls asked why I had not been blogging. I reminded them that THEY asked me to delete Maryland Pink and Green in September.
As you may know, Natalia and Alexia started high school this year. Although they both looked forward to this new adventure, at the same time, they were a tiny bit apprehensive about being in a new, larger school. During the first week of school, they overheard a sophomore male student mentioning that I wrote Maryland Pink and Green. He remarked that he planned to look at all of the posts. His words distressed the girls so much!
Natalia and Alexia worried that people would see pictures of them from what they called the “awkward phase.” No matter how much I assured them that to me, they have always been and always will be kind, beautiful, and intelligent ladies, the opinions of others concerned them.
So respecting the girls’ wishes, I temporarily hid my blog. The abrupt change led many readers to reach out to me. I truly appreciated your emails and notes and am thrilled to be publishing new blog posts.
Since September and the beginning of the school year, the girls see things in a new light. I burst with pride over how well they adjusted to high school. Both girls are very much involved with school activities like Poms and Student Government. Outside of school, Natalia and Alexia continue to serve the community in a variety of volunteer activities and actively participate in youth leadership at church.
The girls feel happy, safe, and secure. I snapped this picture before their first performance at a home football game.
Fall brought a whirlwind of activity including a lot of time spent with family and friends. The girls celebrated their confirmation this year. I enjoyed the luncheon that I organized after the church service. My cousin, Kristen, and many other family members attended this very special event.
Over the next several weeks, I'll update you with all of the good things that have happened this year along with new fashion, DIY, and lifestyle posts.
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