Today marks the 11th year of my daughter’s life. How do I already have an 11 year old? My Christmas miracle born after 16 months of fertility struggles and finally a positive pregnancy test. She came into my life with such ease and was such a wonderful baby. Christmas Day is about celebrating family and life and the day of her birth. We have had birthday cake every year since her first birthday for dessert after our big family dinner and it’s kind of a nice tradition. She still gets separate gifts as she hasn’t asked for anything too expensive (yet) and we try to make it as much about her as it is about the holiday. I just wanted to take a few minutes and look back at her life and let her know how much I love her, how proud I am of her and how I am thankful that 11 years ago she came into my life. Happy 11th birthday daughter, I love you more today than yesterday but never as much as tomorrow.
She has grown into a beautiful little soul, with a heart of gold and a voice like an angel. You can read about why I am was so proud of her the other day here, but needless to say she made me so proud of her and it also made me realize that even if I think I am not doing a good job, that I really have done a great job with her. She sometimes has an attitude especially as she has gotten older but at the end of every day, she still wants to be tucked in and always apologizes. I love having a daughter and watching her grow and I can’t wait to see how the rest of her years go. But for now, I am content watching her grown as an individual and become the strong woman I know she will be. I love you Jocelyn and I hope you have the best birthday ever!