To My Daughter


Dear Daughter

Today you turn 12 years old, 12 how did that happen.

These past couple of days I have been sitting and thinking back to 12 years ago. When I was sitting in my hospital bed eagerly waiting your arrival, A day I had once thought would never happen.

At 3.45am on 7th November you came into our lives and the love I felt for you hit me so hard. As my newborn Daughter laid in my arms.

Over the years you have grown from a beautiful baby, into a cheeky mischievous toddler. With your cheeky chatter and fun, into a fun and cheeky little girl. With a laugh that can make even the most miserable person smile, into the young lady you are now becoming.

We have seen your first steps, heard your first words. Sometimes I do wonder why I taught you to speak, but I do love our little chats. We have had your first day at school, so many first to mention.

You are now 12, yes I know I keep saying it, but when I look at you now, I feel so very very proud of the beautiful young lady you are becoming.

You are kind, caring, funny, you make both myself and your Dad very proud, please do not ever change.

You know your own mind and you do not follow a crowd which is something I admire in you.

Today, is your day and I am looking forward to our girls day out, just you and me and hitting the shops.

Happy Birthday Sweetheart


Mum xxx

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  1. 7th November 2015 / 11:33 am

    What a gorgeous post – Happy Birthday to your daughter, and I hope you have a fab day together x

    • admin
      7th November 2015 / 3:38 pm

      Thank you, she is having a lovely day and just got back from shopping, having a rest before going out to dinner later x

  2. Emma @ From Aldi To Harrods
    7th November 2015 / 4:30 pm

    What a gorgeous post! I hope your daughter had a wonderful birthday

    • admin
      7th November 2015 / 4:35 pm

      She has had a great day thank you, we went out and had a girls day out in town spending birthday money and getting treats, and out for dinner tonight. Followed with having some friends for a sleepover next week x

  3. 8th November 2015 / 12:04 pm

    This is a lovely post, I hope you had a great day together, making new memories 🙂 x

    • admin
      8th November 2015 / 1:22 pm

      We had a lovely day, she was so happy to get a day with just the two of us, although would have loved her Dad to go as well but he was unable too. But we all went out for a meal in the evening. Celebrations again next weekend with a sleepover x

  4. 8th November 2015 / 1:21 pm

    What a beautiful post, many happy returns to your daughter. x

    • admin
      8th November 2015 / 1:42 pm

      Thank you x

  5. Charlotte Braithwaite
    8th November 2015 / 2:37 pm

    Oh hun,
    I love this – I wrote a little to Hayden a little while ago. I can’t believe you have a 12 year old.
    She is beautiful, I hope she had a lovely birthday.
    Charlotte x

    • admin
      8th November 2015 / 5:10 pm

      Thank you, she had a great birthday and carrying on next weekend when she has a couple of friends for a sleepover x

  6. 8th November 2015 / 5:18 pm

    I hope she had a fantastic birthday, happy belated birthday lovely x

    • admin
      8th November 2015 / 6:41 pm

      Thank you she had a great day x

  7. 9th November 2015 / 9:50 am

    Happy 12th birthday to your daughter. My Stacey turned 12 a couple of months ago and it seems impossible that she’s that old lol

    Louise x

    • admin
      9th November 2015 / 10:14 am

      It is scary how quickly they seem to have reached this age x

  8. 9th November 2015 / 11:14 am

    Such a lovely posts! I think every parent needs to do this for their children’s milestones. Hope you had a lovely day on your daughter’s birthday 🙂

    • admin
      9th November 2015 / 11:42 am

      Thank you, she had a lovely birthday just next weekend to look forward to now x

  9. 9th November 2015 / 12:03 pm

    Aww I hope she had a fantastic birthday, happy belated birthday lovely x

    • admin
      9th November 2015 / 2:55 pm

      Thank you she had a great birthday and was very spoilt as always x

  10. Catstello
    9th November 2015 / 1:05 pm

    I love these kinds of posts, so sweet. Some lovely photographs, I hope she had a good birthday 🙂

    • admin
      9th November 2015 / 2:55 pm

      She had a great birthday, was a very happy birthday girl x

  11. wendy
    13th November 2015 / 10:55 am

    I can relate to this post, as I have a just turned 12 year old myself! The time flies by so quickly. I look at him and think how grown up he is becoming…

    • admin
      13th November 2015 / 1:40 pm

      It is so scary when you do suddenly look at them and think wow how did that happen x

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