Saturday, September 18, 2010

Olivia Anne...

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.
Hodding Carter

Thirteen years ago you entered this world, thus
beginning Mommy and Dads journey together as parents. You were a pink eight pound bundle. I still can't believe you're thirteen today!

We have gone through a lot in the last thirteen years, lots of laughs and memories, trips, special nights, lots and lots of ballet! Some tough times too. But that is all to be expected. The good and the bad all rolled together is called life. Sometimes you just gotta tuck and roll, just like we tell Emmie, when she topples off the couch! I wish everyday would be perfect for you, but it's not. Life's not perfect for anyone, no matter what they tell you. The grass is not always greener on the other side.

Liv, your growing up beautifully, quickly but beautifully.

Remember to enjoy where you are right now, because you'll never be in this exact moment again.

Find something beautiful in every day, and remember it .

Be good a good friend to those that need one.

Never take anything or anyone for granted.

Love Jesus and your family, and always stay close to both.

Laugh loud and often!

Stay confident. You are an incredible person.

Remember that no matter how old you get, you'll always be my little girl.

And just always know how much we all love you!!!

but... I love you more

Enjoy thirteen, and everything this year will bring you.


Missy xo said...

xo Beautiful, just beautiful...Olivia, Happy Birthday-you are your Mama...words can't explain...the world is blessed to have you both in it!! Love & Fabulous Wishes Always!!

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Rochelle said...

Happy birthday Olivia! Hope your day and year are as beautiful as you!

LizBeth said...

Happy Birthday, Olivia! A pretty name for a pretty girl! ~Liz

my family said...

happy birthday olivia

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday Olivia!! May all your wishes come true=) Such beautiful words, Stephanie!! Congrats on 13 years of motherhood!!!

Zoey's mom said...

Happy Birthday beautiful Olivia!

Chris said...

My oldest daughter, and first born, is going to be 13 in few weeks too. Would it be really tacky to just rewrite this post, but change the name from Olivia to Katherine? :)

Beautiful post for a beautiful girl.

Happy Birthday to you both! They do grow up fast don't they?

Ashley said...

Happy birthday, Olivia! Life goes by so fast :) It seems like I was just turning 13 and I'll be 19 in March already! It's crazy...treasure it all :)

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Olivia and Stephania.
Wszystkiego co najpiekniejsze, samych radosnych chwil,usmiechu oraz blogoslawienstwa Bozego zycza wam Tata z rodzina.

Lacey said...

Happy birthday to the most beautiful big sister ever!!

scrappy quilter said...

And always keep on dancing. Happy Birthday to a very special young lady.