There are many times in a woman's life that define her femininity and bring her closer to the whole of womanhood. Getting my ears pierced was one of those defining moments for me. Ruth waited with great anticipation for this moment and it finally came! We picked up Grams and headed to the mall. Ruth's comment when she sat down "Is that a stapler? It looks like a stapler." She didn't cry but laughed when they did it. Honestly, it was a bit sad for me. It was a reminder that she is growing up. That she's really not a baby anymore.