Wednesday, May 30, 2007

For My Girl on Her Eighth Birthday

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You are a deep thinker. You have profound questions for me and you listen intently as I answer and then have more questions.

You are kind. You make sure the people around you feel loved. You take the time to show love in the way it seems people would understand the depth of your feelings.

You are a gift giver. You are always making things to give to people you care about. You always feel loved when you receive gifts.

You are beautiful. I could watch your expressive face forever and examine your perfect features.

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You are creative, you are smart and funny. You are a good sister and friend. You are thoughtful and careful.


You have great integrity. I am always learning from you to live what I know to be right. Your example of strength is inspiring.


In my aspirations to teach you how to grow into a self sufficient, strong individual, I have ended up becoming the student and you the teacher.

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12 comments:

wish studio said...

isn't that often the way :) just beautiful.

Clairissa said...

What a beautiful girl and a beautiful tribute by her equally beautiful mother :)

Carrie Ann said...

Oh, Anna! I remember the day you were born! What a special and important day it was. You are the first child of the next generation of my friends, and you are my friend. You have a special place in my heart reserved for you and no one else. Happy 8th birthday. I hope all your wishes come true!

Krista said...

Oh love- Love you Anna Banana. You strong, beautiful girl, you.

Abby said...

Beautiful is right. What a special birthday--I hope it was perfect.

emma jo said...

Happy Birthday indeed beautiful girl.

Left-handed Trees... said...

Happy Birthday...this is a magical age. Your first photo of her was just stunning...
Love,
D.

The Whole Self said...

this is so beautiful, and it's inspired me to sit down and write a similar birthday note to my own girl, now 4!

Lucky Candice said...

oh Anna! She is so wonderful and you are lucky to have her in your life. What a beauty.

LC

Kara said...

Sweet Anna. That is the only way I know her. Thanks for shaing her with me!

rubyslippers said...

you are such a great mom, brittany! what a special message to your sweet daughter. she is a lucky girl!

Dorothy said...

Great work.