My wonderful, delightful daughter recently; albeit not without some angst and kicking and screaming, 🙂 reached a milestone birthday…..30!
Although it was officially her birthday, it was also a celebration for me….a celebration of 30 years of being a Mom, and what an amazing 30 years it has been. We have loved, laughed, cried and shared some amazing times and some difficult times. For me it has always been a priviledge that she is my daughter. From the days back when I was told I would never have children to the day I discovered I was finally expecting this treasure…I never gave up on the dream of one day being a Mom to a daughter.
She has fulfilled every dream I ever had, is an amazing woman and even though she reached this milestone birthday with trepidition, I have no doubt that she will achieve all she sets out to do in the future. In the lead up to the day I looked back on my life and remembered what it was like to be 30! I felt so grown up and suddenly felt that people would take me seriously. I had the perception that life would be easier now that I was officially an adult….that I would be in control and know what to do. And mostly I did. My thirties were some of the most amazing years of my life and some of the most devastating, and yet when I look back all I recall are the best times, the times my daughter and I shared on our journey.
So thank you sweetheart for some of the most amazing years of my life, for the love you give so freely, for being such a wonderful, warm, funny, generous and kindhearted woman.
Always keep that sparkle in your eyes, your wonderful sense of humour and that delightful laugh. From the second I first saw you, I have loved you dearly, a treasure beyond compare and you have enriched my life immeasurably. These last 30 years and the 6 months preceeding your birth (once I knew you were on your way), have been the best of my life.
I wish you everything of the very best for your future.