13 years ago today I gave birth to the rest of my life .. dramatic? yes, but I was 21 years old, scared and with no direction.
We were a team, we stuck together no matter what we encountered, no matter how hard it was. You gave me direction, you gave me focus.
I have dreaded this day for a long time, I have lost the tot, the toddler, the small person, the tween and now you are on your final leg of childhood before becoming an adult.
Where did that time go?
It’s going to be scary, it will be hard and so very confusing, you are going to make mistake and we are going to fall out. That does not mean I don’t love you it just means you need to learn before opening your mouth to answer back … your mouth will also be prime instigator in getting you into trouble! ..
Learn it and learn it quick …. sometimes being quiet and not answering back is the ONLY way forward!
This next stage on your growing up journey will no doubt lead you make some ‘interesting’ friends and not to mention some ‘interesting’ clothing choices. I assure you now these phases will pass and you should at least discover some degree of fashion normality …. although this there is no telling just how long this stage will last, all I can say is .. it will.
Another great mystery of your teen years will be the word NO – One day you may just understand why we say it … or at least that’s the hope.
So onwards dear Daughter to the final stage of childhood and whatever that may bring … although I would prefer you not to drink until your late teens and the very earlist. .. and even then preferably with some degree of responsibility! – Sick does not mean sober!
Smoking … well you saw how shouty I was when I gave up 5 months ago .. and remember the foul smell when I smoked?! …. I can’t stop you but make your choices well!
I am sending you young lady the biggest bucket load of love for this spacial day.