Our Baby is a Woman Now!

@DianneN (231967)
United States
June 14, 2021 10:59am CST
Our granddaughter turned 13 on Friday, and we were there to celebrate it with her other grandparents and family. Our older son had a barbecue and of course a birthday cake! But she became a woman on Saturday at her Bat Mitzvah, a rite in the Jewish religion. We were so proud of how well she read Hebrew and performed each ritual and blessing alone and with the rabbi and cantor. It was held under a large white tent in the driveway and beautifully decorated. For those who couldn’t attend, the entire service was on Zoom. Her immediate family had several parts in the service, too. Hubs and I read a blessing, our younger son “dressed” the Torah, and hubs did the blessings over the bread and wine. I was thankful he got them both right after weeks of practicing. After the ceremony, we had a fabulous luncheon with traditional dancing and were entertained by a mentalist/magician. She had a party in the evening for all her friends with a master of ceremonies, a dj, a trivia contest with 25 gifts, lots of finger food, a pizza truck, and later an ice cream truck! 4 of her friends slept over after the party. By the way, all three of her dresses were gorgeous! Photos will be forthcoming. She has never been happier!
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@Tampa_girl7 (46438)
• United States
14 Jun
I look forward to the photos.
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@DianneN (231967)
• United States
14 Jun
I have my own, but am waiting for the professional ones.
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@Shiva49 (22415)
• Singapore
14 Jun
Thanks for sharing this happy event. Wishing her a lovely life ahead I recall my friend telling me he has another woman at home years ago!
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@DianneN (231967)
• United States
14 Jun
Thanks so much. I don’t understand your last sentence.
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@Shiva49 (22415)
• Singapore
14 Jun
@DianneN He meant his daughter had come of age. Now she is 42 and an orthopedic doctor. Time flies!
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@DianneN (231967)
• United States
14 Jun
@Shiva49 Thank you! That’s very commendable and time does fly!
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@jstory07 (107605)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Jun
She is so beautiful and a nice young women. She must have had a blast. I am so happy for her.
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@DianneN (231967)
• United States
14 Jun
Thanks, Judy! I'm so relieved everything went as planned and that the weather cooperated. She's on Cloud 9!
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@kaylachan (22921)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
14 Jun
That's an amazing celebration. Congratulations to her.
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@DianneN (231967)
• United States
14 Jun
Thanks, Kayla.
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@CarolDM (144311)
• United States
14 Jun
Good to hear everyone is fabulous and enjoyed the celebration.
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@DianneN (231967)
• United States
14 Jun
Thanks! It went without a hitch.
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@Nevena83 (65162)
• Serbia
14 Jun
She looks beautiful. Sounds like wonderful fun.
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@DianneN (231967)
• United States
14 Jun
Thanks so much. It all went so well. My heart is still busting with pride.
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@Nevena83 (65162)
• Serbia
14 Jun
@DianneN Oh, I believe you are proud. She is a really wonderful girl.
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@DianneN (231967)
• United States
14 Jun
@Nevena83 Thank you again. We feel the same way. She is kind, witty, bright, and makes friends so easily. I wish I could be with her every moment of the day. lol
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@kobesbuddy (129934)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 Jun
She's more beautiful, every time I see her:) Now the $6million dollar question, how did she like the string of pearls?
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@DianneN (231967)
• United States
14 Jun
Thanks, Kharla. She LOVED the pearls!!!!!!! I will have to write about another gift I gave her, too.
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@kobesbuddy (129934)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 Jun
@DianneN Your younger son didn't think she'd appreciate the pearls, but I felt she would!
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@DianneN (231967)
• United States
14 Jun
@kobesbuddy You were right!!! I told her we will have a talk on what to wear them with - even a sweatshirt! lol. Her dad knows how much they cost and told her to treat them with kid gloves. She can have them forever.
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@ptrikha_2 (32792)
• India
14 Jun
A great sounding ceremony. Looks like some of your rituals are almost as elaborate as we have. Ice Cream and Pizza Truck make me feel longing for these two things !!
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@DianneN (231967)
• United States
14 Jun
Thank you! It was just like a wedding, yet this time much smaller due to the pandemic. The kids loved the pizza and ice cream trucks!!!! lol
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@ptrikha_2 (32792)
• India
15 Jun
@DianneN The kids surely had a great time in bonding with each other and enjoying the food !
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@ptrikha_2 (32792)
• India
16 Jun
@DianneN That is great!!
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@snowy22315 (117543)
• United States
14 Jun
She is a pretty girl. I notice her big eyes, and I was reading large pupils are a sign of high intelligence. I am glad it all went well, and as Marie said, looking forward to the photos. How did she like the pearls?
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@DianneN (231967)
• United States
14 Jun
Thanks so much! Funny you mentioned that. She received an a award for making the National Junior Honor Society last week. . As soon as I catch my breath I will post some. Really waiting for the professional photos. She loved the pearls! I will have to write a discussion about her gifts. lol.
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@snowy22315 (117543)
• United States
14 Jun
@DianneN Cool, I am sure she got some great stuff.
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@sallypup (46040)
• Moses Lake, Washington
14 Jun
It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Congrats.
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@DianneN (231967)
• United States
14 Jun
We did, thanks. Everything went so smoothly, thanks to all the work my DIL did.
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• United States
14 Jun
Congratulations to her on celebrating both occasions. Sounds like it was a wonderful time. Your Ice Princess is a beautiful young lady Certainly looking forward to seeing pictutes
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@DianneN (231967)
• United States
14 Jun
Thanks, Marilyn. Everything went so well and our hearts are bursting with joy. What a weekend!
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@FourWalls (34438)
• United States
14 Jun
Mazel tov! I’m glad she had a great ceremony. And nothing says traditional bat mitzvah like pizza trucks! Can’t wait to see the photos!
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@DianneN (231967)
• United States
14 Jun
Thank you! Soon!
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@DocAndersen (45399)
• United States
14 Jun
i am so happy for you - I know how excited you were about this!!! so happy it went well!!!
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@DianneN (231967)
• United States
14 Jun
Thanks so much! I worried for nothing. I only cried twice from happiness.
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@Fleura (16103)
• United Kingdom
14 Jun
Wow that all sounds amazing! Tell us more - we want to see the dresses, the cake, the decorated tent, everything! And for those of us ignorant about the details of Judaism, tell us more about the Bat Mitzvah too, please!
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@DianneN (231967)
• United States
14 Jun
I will when I have time to catch my breath.
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@NJChicaa (100639)
• United States
14 Jun
She is a lucky girl.
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@DianneN (231967)
• United States
14 Jun
It turned out well especially since all the plans were made during the pandemic.
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@rebelann (87213)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Jun
Ahhhh, to be a woman yet she won't need to take up the responsibilities just yet which is a good thing I imagine.
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@DianneN (231967)
• United States
14 Jun
She will only take on the responsibilities of being a good, kind, young, compassionate Jewish woman for now. She's been doing it for years anyway. lol. But now it's been blessed.
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@rebelann (87213)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Jun
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@jobelbojel (24573)
• Philippines
14 Jun
She is pretty. Glad that you enjoyed the celebration.
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@DianneN (231967)
• United States
14 Jun
Thank you! It was beyond wonderful considering most of the plans were made during the pandemic.
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@jobelbojel (24573)
• Philippines
22 Jun
@DianneN Good to know we are able to accomplish things and can go outside.
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14 Jun
First of all your grand daughter is too cute and congratulations to her and have a Great life ahead. Girls are gift of God and when they become a woman they gets another milestone achieved for what god has made them. A woman THE CREATOR. From a baby girl to a woman and as a woman so many roles of making everyone's life happier than ever before. Be it a daughter, wife, mother, sister and it goes on and on.. It has always been a debatable question of the world that who is more important or superior a woman or a man.. But to comprise it being an Indian i would say we have saying in our Mythology "Yatra Naryastu Pujyanyte, Ramante Tatra Devata" meaning where women are worshipped, there gods rejoice. A men may make house but it is a Women who makes it worth living.. God bless your Grand Daughter..
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@DianneN (231967)
• United States
14 Jun
How beautifully you stated that and thank you so much for your ultra kind words. I have to agree.
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@just4him (248672)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Jun
I'm so glad it turned out perfect. Congratulations to her.
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@DianneN (231967)
• United States
14 Jun
Many thanks! It was a beautiful ceremony filled with joy and laughter. So relieved now!!!!!
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@just4him (248672)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Jun
@DianneN I'm sure you are relieved. Now, you only have your grandson's to look forward to. You're welcome.
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@DianneN (231967)
• United States
14 Jun
@just4him Two more years and thinking of his gift already.
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@moonandstars (51790)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
14 Jun
glad for her, wish her all the best. since she accomplished many things, i completely forgot she was only 13
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@DianneN (231967)
• United States
14 Jun
Thanks so much! She is a whirlwind.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
17 Jun
@DianneN she is one of the kind, like her grandma
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