Sunday, July 3, 2011
13; Thirteen; 16-3=13!!!!
For 12 years and 11 months and 29 days I have been anticipating the day you become a teenager. Parenting is such an indescribable experience. Being a part of your life brings me great pride and joy!!!
You inspire me when life is hard. I keep going, not just because you exist and that it is my reponsibility to provide for you, but because of the example of hard work I see you do every day in the gym and the positive attitude you have. You are so full of life and you rarely let the small stuff get you down.
I wonder what the next 13 years will bring...braces, high school, driving, college. I'm so excited to be a part of your life and to watch you discover the wonders of this magnificient planet we live on as well as guiding you to discover all the qualities you possess within your being. Your toughness and your tenderness. Your brilliant mind and your light-heartedness. Your persistent yet laid-back attitude.
I hope you have a great birthday and that as you grow into a young woman you will continue to bless my life and the lives of those around you with your beautiful smile and happy disposition. I love you more!!!!