Birthday weekend

My baby turned 18 this weekend and to be honest I am still not ready to accept it.

It was weird actually knowing that my baby was out nightclubbing.

Having a few drinks and generally being a grown up.

I can see things are really going to change this year.

Late nights waiting up will turn in long goodbyes as she heads to university (fingers crossed).

Anyway right now I am just grateful that she had a wonderful coming of age weekend.

From nights of clubbing with friends to a family meal she was totally spoiled and thats the way it should be.

Hey you are only 18 once.

18th

Dear Kennedy

Dear Kennedy

My dearest first born I can’t believe that you are turning 18 today,

My beautiful girl is now an adult.

How scary is that?

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Yet while I am so proud of the woman you have become I would love to go back to the beginning and raise you all over again.

To the hourly feeds and nightly cuddles.

To the waking up to find you in our bed all snuggled up with your teddy beside you.

To the pretty dresses and impromptu dances in the street.

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The memories you have given me are beautifully wrapped up in my heart.

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Wow Kennedy this year is going to be a year of changes.

The big wide world awaits you as you head off to university later this year.

Following your dreams of becoming a teacher.

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I joke about how quiet the house will be but really I already ache for the missing that will come with your leaving.

Yet I am so excited for the adventures you are to have.

The friends you will meet, the things you will learn. 

The world is simply your oyster but never forget you are and always will be my precious pearl.

This will be a time of change and i accept that.

It’s hard to let go but remember wherever you go, whatever you need I will be here.

Being your mom doesn’t end when you become and adult.

My arms will always be open wide for you.

My heart full of love and fear for your future.

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I know at times we have clashed.

In fact at times you have drove me mad, but know this.

I so admire your drive and determination.

You have one of the strongest wills I know.

Stubborn as mule comes to mind. 

Stay strong but never forget it takes true courage to open your heart.

Love and laugh 

Be crazy and make those special memories.

Be brave and daring.

Be you 

Because you are simply the best daughter a mom could ever ask for. 

                 “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” — Robert Browning

This says it all. 

Happy 18th to my amazing daughter.

I love you with all my heart.

Infinity x infinity 

Love you sweet baby girl to the moon stars and back again.

happy 18th kennedy