Wednesday, February 11

Dear Hannah

With Valentines Day right around the corner I wanted to dedicate
my next few blog posts to you guys.
And you being my first born I thought I would start with you.
I love you baby. But I think you already know that.
You are growing up to be a very beautiful girl, and I believe
you already know that too.
I love that that doesn't matter to you.
I love that many of the girly girl things, at this stage,
have passed you by. You ask for mascara, and for perfume,
and for True Religion jeans, so you can fit in with all your friends.
But when you don't wear any of those things, you are still you,
and you are happy and fun and "random".
I also know that you know, that even though you push
my buttons on a daily basis, and I seem to yell at you
everytime I open my mouth, that you are growing up
exactly how I had hoped.
When I yell at you about texting during school,
I deep down find it amusing that you push the envelop,
that you try to get away with it. I want you to push the
envelop every day in your adult life.
When you tell some little chickie at school that pushes you,
"DON'T EVER TOUCH ME AGAIN" very loudly, I am smiling
inside. For one, you sound like me, and secondly
you will ALWAYS want to stand up for yourself
and for what you believe.
When I see all of your friends and how they fall all over you,
the ones your age and especially the older ones, how you make
everyone laugh and join in your fun, I am proud.
Proud that you are friends with people no matter what.
That right now, you don't judge anyone, and like
them just the way they are. That gets harder as you get
older and I hope you always feel that way.
I love that you really pay attention to the little things that
Garrin is accomplishing, even though you are overwhelmed at
times with swimming and school. I love that it tickles you when
he says something unexpectedly or does something funny or fresh.
No matter how busy we are in our life,
those are the little things that keep us going
everyday, and I always want you to appreciate that.

Oh, Hannah there are so many things to love about you.
These are just a few of them.
Even though I am "mad" at you for some thing or another
most of the time-

i reely thnk u rok n r da bom!

Happy Valentines Day, my love.


Kim said...

What a great post!

I couldn't agree more - Hannah, we are all so proud of the young lady you've become. Make sure you print out a copy of this post - trust me when I say you'll love to look back at it someday.

Love you Baby!

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

a strong and perfectly feisty gal!

really pretty post!

i want her freckles!!!!!!!!!

LaAna said...

That was so nice to read. I love those qualities and think that she's going to be an amazing adult.

Liz said...

OMG, Gini.
I cried at that one.
I love you and Hannah so much and I have never met either of you.
I just absolutely adore the mother/daughter relationship between the 2 of you.
It is so honest and true and beautiful. I love, love, love it.
I admire and respect you as a mama and I thank you for sharing your thoughts in this blog with me.