Sunday, July 25, 2010

13 and Amazing!

It is hard to believe it has been thirteen years since I was blessed to become your mother. You were such a sweet babe. 10 perfect little fingers and 10 perfect little toes. Dark hair and green eyes like your dad. Not at all like me.

The years have gone by so quickly. It has been a joy to watch you grow and explore the world around you.

You have been a wonderful big sister to both Hannah and then Rebekah. They look up to you for advice and support, and you have always been there for them, and I know you always will.

You have always been mature for your age. What three year old when told she could have anything she wanted for her birthday dinner would pick lobster? But you did. Silly me, I thought you would pick mac & cheese or chicken nuggets. And we had lobster for your birthday for the next four years. You probably don't remember, but you were the only one who had lobster that first year. Mom and dad had to eat fish that was on sale. I still get a chuckle out of you carrying the bag with the live lobster around the grocery store.

You are both a serious and fun loving. You can be counted on as friend, sister and daughter.

Anyone who knows you can attest you will always be there to lend a helping hand, and listening ear or a supportive shoulder. You are a true friend.

It has been a joy watching you discover and explore your passions. You weren't a dramatic toddler and I never would have guessed that the theater would call you. However, it is obvious to anyone who sees you on stage, you have found your place.

You have become independent and sure of yourself. You are strong and yet compassionate. You can make people smile and laugh. You are open and outgoing. There are many blessed to call you friend.

You make us smile, you make us laugh. It is amazing to watch you spread your wings and fly.

I am blessed to be your mother. It has been a joy to see the wonderful, caring young woman you have become. I treasure our moments together and look forward to sharing so many more.
Happy Birthday my sweet teenager. I love you more than you know.


  1. Heartwarming post, she is stunning! Happy Birthday Sarah!


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