Friday, November 22, 2013

This girl is 12


This girl.  Today she is 12.


She has a way about her.  A way of including everyone.  A way of making me laugh with only the slightest of sideways glance.  A curiosity of the world and compassion for things bigger than big and smaller than small.  A way of letting things roll of her back.  But the ability to communicate clearly and effectively when something does bother her.


She cracks me up and knows it.  Just yesterday we were walking the dogs down the street and she was lagging behind.  I turned to say some brilliant mom thing like, "Hurry up! I haven't got all day"  only to find her dancing an exaggerated jig.  My brilliance evaporated and I was left with a deep belly laugh and so much love I busted a move right there with her.


Lately her and I have been playing a condensed soccer-like game in the afternoons.  Usually while just her and I are home. And we laugh.  And laugh.  And laugh.  


Just being with her makes me feel sparkly.  Not because she casts glitter around.  It's just her way.


Happy Birthday Licious.
I love you to the moon and back.

-Mom

19 comments:

Jo said...

She gets more and more beautiful, I hope she has a great birthday x

Kar said...

A very big Happy Birthday wish to her! Have a most wonderful day!

Mama Spark said...

Happy birthday to your own little Sparkle! I hope she has a great day!!

diane said...

Her outer beauty is only a reflection of her inner beauty. Happy Birthday to your sweet, almost teenager.

Darlene Bond said...

Happy Birthday to a beautiful girl!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Licious!
Beautiful inside and within....how divine!

You are truly blessed to have such a loving family :0),

Happy Sewing and have a wonderful Thanksgiving

Amy said...

I always love reading your birthday letters to your girls. Precious! Happy Birthday to your littlest! :)

Jackie said...

Awww...happy birthday girlie!

I love the way you write things about your kiddos. I can feel the love.

Trudi said...

Awe, happy birthday sweetie! Xx

Sara said...

Happy Birthday to Licious! What a beautiful post about the one you love.

Beth said...

Happy Birthday!!!
What a wonderful post.
I love the light that dances in her eyes and that big beautiful smile.
And the ability to crack some one up too!

Laney said...

Happy birthday to your girl11

dolores said...

Whoa! What a difference 3 years makes....hardly the same wee lass we met on a lovely Fall day!
Happy, happy girlie!:)

Melissa B said...

What lovely girls you have! You're easing my fear of the teeny years with two girls of my own when you share such sweetness. Hope your family has a wonderful time celebrating 12!

Lynne Shandley said...

Happy Birthday, Licious!

Emily Cole said...

Happy Birthday, Licious!!! I hope she has had a wonderful birthday!!!

Mama Said Sew said...

How can this be??? Seems like our babies were just starting Kindergarten. Happy Birthday beautiful girl!

Silvia LGD (Little Green Doll) said...

Happy Birthday to Licious!!! Hope she had a wonderful day :)

Tollipop said...

Oh my goodness...is this your baby, Dana?! Just amazing...I'm not even going to comment on the time...just happy to see you enjoying every minute of it.

Wishing her a happy birthday and a very Happy Thanksgiving to you all...

xo