23 August 2012

For my Jenna

Another year, so so fast, how can I be here again writing out how you have grown this year, changed and matured?  Oh it hasn't been an easy year for you, rubbing along with us sometimes more easily than others, and doing the dance of interdependence as you reach for more and more freedom - hurting when you reach so far you stumble, and hurting when our support and guidance feels like confinement or when our caution feels so SLOW!
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Overnight, our sweet feisty strong seven year old becomes a sweet feisty strong eight year old.  This day came too fast - I'm not ready!
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You are magical and beautiful and precious.  You are strong and fiery and smart and brave.  You are passionate and thoughtful and kind.  I am immensely proud of you.
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(Her birthday present from us is a beautiful hand made wooden wand, randomly selected using a list of traits we sent the wand maker.  Two weeks after the wand arrived, Jenna joined Pottermore, and was assigned - by answering questions about her personality - a nearly identical wand!)

Year after year after wonderful year:
Three
Four
Five
Six (and here)
Seven

15 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Jenna, what a beautiful young lady you are growing into. Valerie xxx

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    1. Thank you. She is *so* beautiful. :)

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  2. Happy birthday Jenna, what a lovely gift x

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    1. I think I was as excited as she was!

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  3. Happy Birthday Jenna, what lovely words from your sweet mama. You two sound very much alike in nature!!

    Hugs to you both

    San xx

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    1. We are, and it's a mixed blessing haha - my mum and I have similar problems - I think it's a case of finding most distasteful in others the traits we dislike in ourselves!

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  4. Oh how this post made me gasp..beautiful Jenna changing and growing into a gorgeous strong woman.
    Happy birthday Jenna and happy 'birth' day sweet mama xx

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    1. Thank you. :) A little teary here myself. :)

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  5. Happy Birthday Jenna! I hope your day was filled with love and magic! xx

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    1. We went paddling in the river (cold). Lovely day, even though Jenna finds birthdays very emotional and had more than one meltdown!

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  6. What beautiful presents and thoughtful words. You are lucky to have each other in your lives.

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  7. Oh what a little beauty she is! Such treasure. Enjoyed reading this, Happy Birthday to Jenna :)

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  8. Oh Happy Happy Birthday to beautiful Jenna! :)
    Lovely post and such a lovely gift... And the Wand maker obviously knew their stuff! ;)
    Happy "Birthing Day" mama! xxx

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