BC: Happy 18th Birthday! | With all my love, | Mommy
FC: A Letter to My Daughter on her 18th Birthday
1: It's hard to know where to begin.... to thank you ... and to thank God for trusting me with the gift of raising you. Eighteen years have gone by so quickly! Thankfully, I have so many memories to enjoy for a lifetime. | Dear Lindsay, | March 22, 2013
2: You have always been so full of life and love and happiness!
3: bloom | With such wonderful dreams and imagination.
4: It seems like only yesterday that I was praying and waiting for you. But I was not waiting alone - We were all waiting for you!
6: And when the waiting was over - we were all so happy and thankful!
7: Kate quickly became my helper and always watched out for you.
8: You and Kate did everything together!
10: You've grown so close and it gives me peace to know
11: you'll always have each other.
12: You often looked up to your sister and wanted be like her (or just wear her clothes)!!
13: There were times when I saw a little bit of me in you!
14: You LOVED it when you and your sister matched...... (yes you did!)
16: But you have always been your own unique self with lots of personality.......
17: And a contagious smile and sense of humor!
18: You've always known how to make your own fun!!
19: spring is in the air | And you find a way to always have a smile!
20: Costumes have long been your favorite!
21: You love being the master of disguise!
22: You were born with a sense of thoughtfulness and optimism!
23: And you have always embraced life with a smile and sense of wonder! | sunny days
24: You completed our family -
25: And you continue to bring so much love and happiness to the family we've become!
26: You are a strong person - strong will, strong mind and strong body.
27: And you are continuing the tradition of strong women.
28: It's fun to be with "the girls".
29: The three of us had so many great times!
30: I cannot begin to tell you how proud I am of you - from the little girl you've been to the woman you've become.
32: I will cherish the memories of the times we've had together.
34: You are my sunshine
35: and no matter where you go...
36: I'll have so many beautiful memories of you!
37: And you'll always be in my heart!
38: I've always known you were going places! | It wasn't always easy - but I tried hard to let you go out on your own.
39: I've always known you were going places.....
40: I promised to raise you in faith, hope and love. Keep these gifts with you always.
41: Never lose the happiness and joy that you find in life!
42: Your birthday has always been special!
43: And so did you!! | I always loved the yard parties!
45: You've had many fun celebrations of all types!
46: You always had so many friends to celebrate with.
47: There are some I know you will miss -
48: I'm thankful for the fun you've had - and the lifelong friendships you've made.
50: I'm proud of how you've always worked hard.....
51: And you were born knowing how to play hard!!!
52: Over the years, I realize I've talked a lot about work/life balance. But you have always had the ability to know when you've had enough!
53: I guess I could have learned more about balance from you... | You've taught me more than you know.... Thank you!
54: You have so much love
55: for everyone!!
56: And every one of us has so much love for you!
58: I don't know where the years went ...
59: But they certainly went by fast!
60: And soon you'll be on your way. I know that wherever you go...
61: You'll be a success in whatever you do.
63: And I wish that you will always be happy.
64: Because you are a very special YOU!!!
65: Congratulations on your many accomplishments!