Wednesday, January 2, 2013

18 Wishes



Every human has four endowments: self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom…the power to choose, to respond, to change. -Stephen R. Corvey

My Big Girl turned 18 on the 30th December. It is the strangest sensation having an adult child. It seems like only such a short time ago that she was a demanding little baby, a curious toddler, then a fiercely independent preschooler. Always a little girl with a big personality!
Yet on the other hand it seems like I have known her forever. I cannot imagine a life without my daughter, my first born.

It has not been easy to 'grow' this beautiful young woman. There have been many challenges, quite a few sleepless nights and lots of tears. But there have been funny stories, good memories and lots of laughs along the way too. I cannot really believe that is has been 18 years, since she entered and changed our lives forever.

 18 Wishes for my Daughter
  1. To be happy
  2. To be adored by those who know her
  3. To share her time with all that love her
  4. To pursure her dreams, interests and ideas
  5. To be honest and take repsonsibilty for her actions
  6. To be caring and thoughtful
  7. To be a devoted sister
  8. To be a loyal friend
  9. To speak and act with kindness and respect
  10. To be grateful for the blessings in her life
  11. To see things from a positive perspective
  12. To carefully think things through when making a choice
  13. To rise to challenges with grace
  14. To learn and grow from experiences
  15. To save money for things big and small
  16. To have a good work ethic
  17. To be safe and secure
  18. To be a daughter to be proud of.


  1. Happy Birthday Miss A! Are you ok Lauren? - Must be a surreal feeling to say the least!

  2. This is just beautiful. Happy 18th Birthday to your daughter, and congratulations to you..x

  3. Wow I haven't checked in lately 18, that's amazing. She's all grown up and looks gorgeous. Good luck with the driving nerves - something I don't want to even imagine!


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