Saturday, July 7, 2018

TEEN-Thirteen-13! Happy Birthday Sweet Rye Bean!

Dearest Daughter,

Do you remember when we ran our first marathon?  You were still inside Mommy's tummy.  That was our long flight together as well.  You must be thinking what kind of mother you will be having because we ran a long ways  to catch our connecting flight  in Houston.  You were such a  real trooper.  You held on and  told me that we can do it, that we can make it to the other end.  I am thankful that even though Mommy got sick  from all that running, you were alright.
Do you also remember when 2 weeks before you are due, we had to  ride with Daddy on a long  road trip to Maryland to get our car that was shipped from Guam?  Yeah, that bumpy ride we had.  Again, you were a real trooper, despite the doctor's advice for us to  travel, we managed to do it.  You are definitely my baby, a fighter and a strong one at that.

It's been 13 years, I can't believe that time   goes fast.  I guess we are having so much fun that we hardly notice it that you are now a teen.  In my eyes, you are still my teeny tiny baby I was holding when you were born.  

As you celebrate your birthday,  I want to thank you for all the joys you brought and continue to bring into our lives.  Our lives won't be complete without you.  We are so proud of the little woman you are becoming.  Smart, beautiful, and kind!  We can't ask for more, God truly blessed us  a daughter that anyone can be proud of.  Always remember that no matter  where life takes you or success you attain, to keep your feet on the ground always.  

As scared as I am  to see you grow, I am confident that you will be a great  person, that you will be just fine, that you will conquer the world and  deal with whatever life  would throw at you.  We will be here for you no matter what the circumstance is.  Be fierce but be kind, be  honest but be thoughtful, be carefree and be YOU!
I hope and pray that God will continue to bless you with good health and  guide you  to be  the person that He designed you to be.  

Love,

Mom

19 comments:

  1. Aww. OMG. HOW sweet!! Letter to bear cub all grow up (some) outside the belly. I love this, how you conversing with them through reminders of the past. CUTE!!

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  2. What a sweet tribute to your daughter. Happy thirteenth from St. Louis, MIssouri!

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  3. Happy Birthday! One of the many milestones as we grown older. First one is becoming a teenager.

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  4. What a beautiful young lady and she is so pretty. Congrats Mommy on your daughter being the fighter she is. I can see she will accomplish everything she wants to.

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  5. Wishing your daughter a very happy 13th birthday. What a great age!

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  6. Happy, happy Birthday. What a sweet post full of wonderful memories.

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  7. Awe, Happy Birthday to your girl! Thirteen is such a fun age. I sometimes miss when our girls were young. I'm enjoying them as adults but there is something about those young years that are special.

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  8. This is such a sweet letter. So many amazing memories. I want to write a letter like this to my kids!

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  9. This is such a sweet idea. Happy birthday to your beautiful child.

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  10. Happy 13th Birthday! This is such s beautiful post. She’s growing to be such a lovely young lady.

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  11. awwww, this is a lovely post sis...I love it! Am pretty sure she'll grow up to be a fine young lady. Soooo much love in this letter. I love that idea...real treasures!

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  12. Happy 13th birthday to your beautiful daughter! My youngest will be 13 in August.

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  13. How time flies! I loved seeing all your pictures of your kids while they were growing up. Riley is a pretty and fine young lady. Belated Happy Birthday to her.

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  14. She's a sweet wonderful lady because of you! Time really flies with the kids. I just love how supportive you are of your daughter. May she have a lovely celebration!

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  15. What a sweet and touching letter from a mom. I bet you had a teary-eyes when you writing this. You did a great job on raising your kids.

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  16. Happy 13th Birthday to your daughter! You did a great job on that craft idea and she's growing up to be such a fine young woman.

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  17. That letter is the best gift a child could ever receive. Hope her birthday was incredible and filled with all the love she could handle

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  18. Oh boy, you got a teen now. The best of luck to ya, LOL!

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  19. Happy birthday! She looks lovely. I can imagine the wonder of raising kids :)

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TEEN-Thirteen-13! Happy Birthday Sweet Rye Bean!

Dearest Daughter, Do you remember when we ran our first marathon?  You were still inside Mommy's tummy.  That was our long flight t...

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