Thursday, July 14, 2011

12th Birthday Girl!

12 years ago, I started my journey as a mother.

To My Firstborn Child~
I get so many things wrong, big and small, every day. But I get the biggest thing right. I love you with every fiber of my being and I delight in watching you become your own person. I pray that I am able to provide you with the guidance, support, and inspiration that will sustain you through the journey from child to young woman. Have patience with me, for just as you don't quite know how to become the adult you are on the long path to becoming, I'm not quite sure how to navigate the murky depths of parenting an adolescent. But we'll make it through and hopefully someday we can have the same deep, abiding friendship that I, another firstborn daughter, have with my own mom. I love you, my glorious, stubborn, smart, responsible, complicated, beautiful Hero.


Mom said...

That is beautiful Melissa. No one is perfect at parenting a firstborn but in spite of all my mistakes you turned out amazing and so will Hero.

The Fifes said...

Happy birthday Hero! Hope your pool party was fun and that you had a special day. Love, Aunt Kimberly & Uncle Brian