Thursday, June 7, 2012

For Hannah on her 14th Birthday

For Hannah on (or close to) her 14th birthday.  I am a little late with this post.  I have been delinquent with blogging lately.  Hannah, I do a blog for each of my children on their birthday each year.  I will soon have 5 children to love and now have five birthday blogs to write!

In getting to know you this past year, I have enjoyed every minute.  I have felt nothing but warmth and acceptance from you and have come to discover what a really neat young lady you have become. 

You are driven in your goals, self-motivated and responsible.  You are devoted to your friends and family and know what is important.  I love that you are becoming a woman but can still enjoy playing outside and at the beach and will run down the big sand dune at the bluffs. 

I appreciate that you have made the effort to make the boys feel easier in their transition to Spanish Fort.  You have talked to them about the schools, introduced them to friends and made your friends aware that they are coming.  That means a lot to them and to me.

I loved getting to see you sing at All-State Chorus.  I loved our vacation to Colorado.  I even love your obsession with "The Notebook."  I have enjoyed getting to do girl things.  Getting our toes done was fun and I look forward to getting to spend more time with you. 

I think you know the story about the ring I wear that is a ring all the girls in my family wear.  I thought I would have to wait for grandchildren to be able to pass it down.  We all got ours at age 15.  I can't wait to pass it down to you next year.  

Happy Birthday.  I know this will be a wonderful year for you! 


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