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.
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!!ReplyDelete
What a sweet tribute to your daughter. Happy thirteenth from St. Louis, MIssouri!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday! One of the many milestones as we grown older. First one is becoming a teenager.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Wishing your daughter a very happy 13th birthday. What a great age!ReplyDelete
Happy, happy Birthday. What a sweet post full of wonderful memories.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
This is such a sweet letter. So many amazing memories. I want to write a letter like this to my kids!ReplyDelete
This is such a sweet idea. Happy birthday to your beautiful child.ReplyDelete
Happy 13th Birthday! This is such s beautiful post. She’s growing to be such a lovely young lady.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Happy 13th birthday to your beautiful daughter! My youngest will be 13 in August.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
That letter is the best gift a child could ever receive. Hope her birthday was incredible and filled with all the love she could handleReplyDelete
Oh boy, you got a teen now. The best of luck to ya, LOL!ReplyDelete
Happy birthday! She looks lovely. I can imagine the wonder of raising kids :)ReplyDelete