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Tuesday, March 4, 2008


Dear K,

Today is the eleventh anniversary of an event that has done more to shape and mold me into a better human than almost anything else in my life has done. With the exception of the day I asked Jesus to be Lord of my life, the birth of my you, my daughter, will remain one of the most memorable and life-changing occasions I have ever experienced.

I am thankful for the blessings and challenges that being your mom means. Today is your special day and we are taking the day off of school to do whatever you want. When you handed me your list last night with a few things you wanted to do on your birthday, aside from our old standbys (no school and baking), I was surprised. You wanted cinnamon toast for breakfast and to go to the library so you can find some more books in the series you are reading. The last item on your list was "Rent a movie from Redbox".

Are you a great kid or what? No mention of gifts, parties, cakes, etc. You enjoy the simple things and I simply enjoy you. I am so thankful that I have the privilege of being your mom. You have helped grow me into the person I am and I want to just take a minute to thank you. Thanks for being such a great kid. Thanks for being such a wonderful and loving daughter. Thanks for always putting your little brother and sister's needs before your own. Thanks for cleaning out the cat litter box. Thanks for folding that load of laundry when I wasn't looking.

So I'm taking the day off from reading blogs and blogging to do just that. I'm going to just enjoy being with my eleven year old.

I love you, Katie!


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Megan (FriedOkra) said...

She sounds awesome. And what a great tribute/post.

Have a fun day together!

Flea said...

That's beautiful. Happy birthday!

Mzzterry said...


Karen, Enjoy your day together. Daughters are one of Gods most beautiful blessings!! And it just gets better every year =)

Megan said...

You brought a tear to my eye, how quickly they grow up.
Happy Birthday Katie! God bless you and your mom!