Thursday, December 20, 2012

Happy Birthday, Sugar Bear!!!

This adorable little princess turns 25 today!  I can't even believe it.

She was the most beautiful, alert and happy baby. She was so easy. 
She did have her little tantrums, but they were few and far between.

She still has her tantrums but only when she is tired, hungry or stressed.
Just like when she was a baby. 

She is the dearest thing in the world to me.
I always struggle to find the words to express how it feels to be her mother.
She is the absolute joy of my life.

So today, even though I can't be with her,
I have to let her know that I'm thinking of her always.  

This is a little game we've played since she was just a little girl,
but I never tire of it and I hope she doesn't either.  

Jessica, if they lined up all the 25 year old young women in the world and
told me to pick one for my daughter, do you know which one I would pick?
I'd pick one just a little taller than me with brown/blonde hair (it varies)
One who smiles with her whole face and can light up a room with that smile. 
One with the most gorgeous blue eyes imaginable. 

I'd pick one with a heart for animals. 
I'd pick one that only recognizes only two food groups... carbs and grapes. 

I'd pick a girl who always has time for her friends and who is deeply loyal. 
One who was so strong, who fights to move forward even when circumstances suck.
A girl who doesn't like sweets much.

I'd pick a girly-girl who loves a good pedicure, new haircut and a tiara on the right occasion. 
A young woman who almost finds it impossible to lie.  
Who never took a sneak peak at the Christmas presents no matter how tempting. 

I pick the one with an absolutely sharp and wicked sense of humor.  
A young girl with such a positive outlook on life,
who always has hope for a better day tomorrow.  

A young girl who is so clumsy, she can fall just walking across a room.  
A young lady who still loves to be tucked into a snuggly bed like a burrito. 
A girl I could depend on to set the clock on the microwave. 

A young lady who is so forgiving of a mother who can sometimes be a hot mess
and has taken off to the other side of the world. 
I'd pick a girl who is just as lovely on the inside as she is on the outside.

I would pick out the one girl how stole my heart 25 years ago today
and who shall forever be the center of my existence no matter how far apart we are.

I would pick you.  Every time. 

I love you, Child of Mine.  
Happy Birthday!!!!



  1. First, how are you old enough to have a 25 year old? Second, you guys look exactly alike. Third, this is so, so sweet. Fourth, happy birthday to your (always) little girl :)

  2. Love this post. Am having lots of sweet memories right now. Happy Birthday Jessica!!!

  3. Awh. Tears in my eyes. That was incredibly sweet. Miss you Aunt Selena. Sending my love to you and Uncle Matt.

    (I posted anonymously cuz I don't have an account but I promise it's me :P )

  4. This is just perfect! Absolutely perfect. You and your daughter look like sisters!!! You're both simply gorgeous! Happy birthday again !!

  5. Beautiful post, you two are just soooo gorgeous. Happy Birthday to your daughter and I agree with Andrea above, you are just too young to have a 25year old daughter :+)

  6. I know I'm belated, but that was such a sweet post. She looks so much like you, Selena! Happy belated birthday to your daughter!

  7. that was so beautiful Selena :) And you 2 truly look alike! It is like seeing you double :D


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