To My Lovely Daughter

CarolStarred Page By Carol, 29th Jan 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/c84_zbeb/
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It will soon be your birthday, which reminds me how lucky I am to have you.

To My Lovely Daughter

You were born a month early, and although you were a healthy weight, your pallor was pale because you had jaundice. I found out that it was normal for 8 month babies to get this, and it wasn’t long before you became a healthy pink, and from that moment on you thrived.

You were the youngest in the family, with a 9 year gap between you and the eldest brother. You were a sunny child, very independent, and very loved, with 2 brothers and a sister, as well as your dad and myself. You were always very untidy, your bedroom was like a tip, and nothing has changed

You were also very loyal, kind hearted, and compassionate, and you still are. I still remember the day you went to choose a kitten, Dad’s words of wisdom were. ” Bring back a big male bruiser who can take care of himself.” And because you not only had a mind of your own, but also had a kind protective nature, you chose Charley, the runt of the litter, with a nature just as feisty as yours. It proved to be a very good choice, because she lived until she was 21, enjoying a long and happy life.

Then you became a teenager

The teenage years were hard for you, we didn’t always understand one another, but when you came out the other side, you were the kind loving daughter that had always been there before. When you entered your early twenties, you had the sort of heartbreak that no person of that age should have to deal with, with the loss of your much loved sister. Although 7 years your senior, she had inspired you to become a very good swimmer, and you were both extremely close. As if that wasn’t enough, less than 3 months later, you lost Dad, the man who adored you so much, and the person you most resemble in looks and character.

You had to bear all this grief, and yet you supported me, and were there for me, just when I needed you. Words are not really enough to thank you for helping me to deal with the worst possible time in my life.

Like all strong willed people, you had to find your own path in life, but what an amazing route you have chosen.

You never resented Phil

Growing up with a brother with special needs wasn’t easy, and you never got my undivided attention, but as you have now chosen to work with children with special needs, I guess it didn’t faze you. I am so proud of you, your compassionate nature is put to such good use, enriching their lives, and making a difference for them, it is something that only special people can achieve, and you are undoubtedly very special.

As your 37th birthday approaches, you are still my baby, and always will be, you have a happy life that you richly deserve, and you are a wonderful mother. If your dad was here now, he would burst with pride to see you. Enjoy your life, and your birthday daughter dear, and I hope all your dreams come true.
LOVE FROM YOUR MUM XXXXXXX

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Baby, Birthday, Dad, Daughter, Disabled Brother, Family, Generous, Kind, Love, Loyalty, Proud, Self Willed

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author avatar Carol
I am a proud mother and grandmother, and an author. I have had 4 books published. My hobbies are walking, swimming, and playing badminton.

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author avatar Katrina
30th Jan 2012 (#)

What a beautiful article! I enjoyed reading it. Carol you have done a great job on this article.

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author avatar Carol
30th Jan 2012 (#)

Thank you Katrina.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
30th Jan 2012 (#)

The most beautiful Valentine's are our children, this is just a wonderful page Carol:0) you have touched all our hearts...Happy Valentines Day my friend...

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author avatar Carol
31st Jan 2012 (#)

Thank you Delicia, and a happy Valentine's day to you.

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author avatar Melissa D. Ing
31st Jan 2012 (#)

What a beautiful share Carol, you made my day.

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author avatar Carol
31st Jan 2012 (#)

Bless you Melisaa, I am glad.

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author avatar Retired
31st Jan 2012 (#)

With a mum like you, I am sure the daughter would turn to be just like you... Sweet caring and loving. Sibling look up to siblings but its the parents who bring the greatest influence. You don't understand the influence till your become a parent yourself.

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author avatar Carol
31st Jan 2012 (#)

Thank you Lady Aiyanna, like all parents I did my best, once we got through the teenage years, it becamea lot easier.

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author avatar Denise O
31st Jan 2012 (#)

Carol, this beautiful Birthday wish could only be written by such a loving Mum. Carol, such heartache your daughter has endured and yet, she has come out stronger. I think this speaks volumes to the mother she has. Carol, your last two pages I have enjoyed the most, have been yours. This one and the one about your Valentine Phil. You are a great mother and you have a lovely daughter. Bless you both. Happy Birthday Dear! As always, thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Carol
31st Jan 2012 (#)

Denise you are so kind. My family are so precious to me, just wanted to share it with you all.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
31st Jan 2012 (#)

Nice that you write about your daughter as well as the gorgeous phil. Another lovely star via your children!

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author avatar Carol
31st Jan 2012 (#)

Thank you so much Sheila, I try to treat them equally, it's so easy to overlook the one who is more independent, but is just as loved.

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author avatar Songbird B
4th Feb 2012 (#)

Such a truly beautiful Star page Carol, with so much love in every word..What a stunning tribute this is to a really wonderful daughter from such a loving mum..

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author avatar Carol
4th Feb 2012 (#)

Thank you so much Songbird, bless you.

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author avatar Funom Makama
8th Feb 2012 (#)

wow! from a lovely mother to a wonderful daughter,,, Hope to experience this feeling very soon

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author avatar Carol
9th Feb 2012 (#)

Thank you very much Funom

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author avatar avery sandiego
17th Apr 2012 (#)

wow! what a wonderful page. I am very late in reading this article..so inspiring to read an article made for a daughter.

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author avatar Carol
17th Apr 2012 (#)

Thanks so much avery

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