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Happy Birthday, Miss 16 {In the Family Room}

Happy Birthday, Miss 16 {Living Outside the Stacks}

Dear Miss 16,

Girl, you have been a source of joy and laughter since the day you surprised us at the doctor’s office. Nothing like going to the doctor’s for a tubal ligation and finding out that you’re pregnant… We should have known then that we were going to be in for a ride.

I remember when you used to crawl up in my lap, curl your fingers around my blouse and go to sleep. I’d sit there for hours, stroking your hair and wishing you’d get up so I could get something anything done. Then one day it all stopped.

You stopped sitting in my lap, you stopped being my sweet little girl who swore she could fly because she was dressed as an angel and had wings. Do you remember that? Running around the yard flapping your arms and yelling, “I can fly, Mommy! I can fly, Mommy!”  

You’re now a beautiful young lady with a quick wit and a snarky tongue. A while back you asked me “Besides me, which of your other kids did you want?” The truth is, I didn’t want any of you little buggers but now that I have you, I couldn’t imagine life without you. I love you all. Peering at you over my glasses. Every single one of you.

Thank you for 16 years of laughter.

Happy Birthday, Miss 16! I really do like you!

 

PS There will be no blowing out of the candles on the cake; you know how I feel about that!

 

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  • Gina Kleinworth

    Oh Happy Birthday to her!!!! It happens way too fast. My son is knocking on 15 & it’s a tough one to swallow for sure.

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ DaenelT

      Thank you, Gina.

      It’s so hard. You think you’re prepared for them to grow up and then it’s like *bam* there they are, taller than you are, asking about driving lessons.

  • http://lisabrowndesign.blogspot.com/ LisaBrownDesign

    Happy Birthday Miss 16! :)

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ DaenelT

      Thank you, Lisa!

  • Whitney

    Awwww, I’m not gonna cry…they grow up so fast, so fast.

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ DaenelT

      Whitney, they do! It’s like one day she was my little baby now she’s a snarky teenager.

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