Years ago, when I thought of myself as a mother, I imagined myself with at least one daughter – I spent much of my childhood with my mother and sister so girls were what I knew. Instead, God blessed me with two wonderful sons, Bear and Monkey, two of the greatest joys of my life … but this is not their story. Six years ago, God blessed me with a second chance, the man I call Blue Eyes, and his two children, Music Man and Miss Attitude. Today is Miss Attitude’s 12th birthday – one day, I hope she understands that while I may not be her mum, I consider her one of the joys of my life.
Here is a snippet of my birthday letter to her – it’s short (just like her attention span for anything unrelated to anime and her friends):
|Loving life to the full. That’s Miss Attitude.|
First of all, wow! You’re 12! Haven’t you grown into a lovely young lady … and all that stuff. You’ll hear it a lot from now on (although I’ve found that no one says it to me anymore because obviously I’m short growing outwards no longer growing and I’m old young in attitude).
I just wanted to tell you how proud I am of the young woman you’re becoming. I really admire your loyalty and caring nature. At times your thoughtfulness to others is amazing. You’re also really funny; I can see why people like to be around you – you remind them to love life.
We’ve been talking a lot lately – girl stuff, growing up stuff … so I left all the lectures helpful advice wise words for another day and another post. I might have used up my quota of wise words already today.
People come into our lives for different reasons – I’m just so glad that through Blue Eyes, Miss Attitude is now part of mine.
|We saw some amazing clouds while driving one day, so we pulled over and watched them from the beach.|