Monday, July 4, 2011

A letter to my Birthday girl....


A letter to my Birthday girl....
Today you turn 17. It is so hard to believe my baby is that old.
You are such a joy to have around. You are always smiling and happy and always always talking. It would be true to say you are 'noisy'! We have lovely times together, yes we clash a little now you are a teenager but only because we both like to have the last word! Our lunches or coffees out are special times that only we share. You are Daddy's little girl, you are so close and he would do anything for you. It is lovely to see the friendship you and your brother now share. You have always adored him and looked up to him. 'Pandy' can do no wrong! All of your family are important to you and you are always happy to come along to the many family events with no complaints. You liven them up, you have such a large personality.
You are beautiful - inside and out. You are so pretty, even with your braces and freckles, in fact you are stunning. We have so many beautiful photos of you and so many with funny faces as well. You love to act the clown and have a great sense of humor, you are very funny. You did not get this from me!
You have many names at home - Rosebud when you were tiny, your Great grandma named you this, you are our Princess, Baby girl and Mimi.
You love all animals but have been horse crazy since you were tiny. I don't think you could be happier than the day you finally got your very own horse 'Henry', you spend hours with him and love every minute. You also love Jimmy, our dog, you let him kiss you over and over and he often gets blamed for distracting you from your homework, you are often found together curled up on the couch. If you haven't got Jimmy you have one of the cats with you.
You have been having fashion tantrums since you were 2 so why did I think you would ever improve. If you don't want to wear something you won't! A trifle annoying when you 'have' to have something and then never wear it because you change your mind.
You love Justin Beiber.You have a lifesize poster on your bedroom wall. You were devastated that you didn't get to go to his concert. You have even asked for his perfume for your Birthday so you will smell like he would like you to! The thing I love about this is that you don't care that your friends don't like him ,you are happy to stand up and say that you do.
You are such a loyal, caring , generous and trusting friend. My heart swells with pride when these qualities are remarked on by your teachers and others. I just hope your friends realise how wonderful you are and return the same to you.
You don't need much sleep, you never have but oh you love a sleep in and a lazy day in bed with a book and your friend Jimmy. I have to be careful what you watch on tv or I end up with you in our bed after having nightmares. Not too many crime shows for you.
My wishes for you on your 17th Birthday are that you have a long, healthy and happy life. Aim for the stars, you are capable of doing anything you want, you have such a bright future ahead of you. Above all be happy and laugh a lot and remember always how much you are loved.
Mum xxxxxx

9 comments:

Calidore said...

Happy 17th Maddie. I hope you have a fantastic day.

What a beautiful letter Lise - a treasure to be kept.

Chookyblue...... said...

happy birthday..........

Anne Heidi said...

Happy Birthday!
Such a sweet letter- a treasure to keep!

Cardygirl said...

Very special!

Annie said...

Congratulations on raising such a wonderful daughter.I hope she treasures that letter forever

joolzmac said...

That is a beautiful letter for your daughter. Apart from Justin Beiber love and her love of animals, she sounds like a mirror image of my Brianna (17 too). Aren't they treasures?

Joolz

Sylvia said...

What a beautiful letter for a beautiful young woman! Fancy that little girls being 17! Happy birthday Maddie.

Margaret said...

Happy Birthday Maddie , Words from the heart and I expect a few teary bits as it was written .

Carol said...

You know what I'm going to say don't you. YOU MUST SCRAPBOOK THAT LETTER!!!!!!!!! lol What a lovely age. Happy birthday to her (belatedly)