Thursday, June 6, 2013

Birthday wishes for a girl who is....24

On May 1st, 2013, I walked my baby girl down the path to where her soon to be husband waited for her. I held her hand as we walked. I was reminded that one day, while walking into the grocery store, I told her, "One of these days, you're going to get tired of holding my hand". She replied, "I'll always hold your hand!" So, on that day, we held hands as they began their lives together as husband and wife.



My eyes filled with tears quite a few times on that day. I remembered that on June 7th, my life was changed when I gave birth to a precious baby girl, Jarani who stole this mama's heart.

I loved being a mom from the very beginning when my oldest, Ev'Yan was born. With two, you get even more adventures and adventures are putting it lightly.

Jarebear, I want you to know that on today, that you are a special gift to me. Even though it was 24 years ago, it still feels like yesterday.

I'm proud of every moment of your life...the good, the bad and the good stuff in between. Through it all, you've taught me to dig in my heels and love and embrace life.

Without you, I don't think I would've found true happiness and a new life here in Oregon. You were the very best navigator ever. We definitely have some paths still to take. Someday, I hope that that will even include another road trip.


Thank you for always reminding me that I'm the best mommy ever, even when I feel like I'm messing up, bigtime. Thank you for always saying, "I love you." Thank you for giving me the courage to try new things, knowing that you are cheering for me on the sidelines.

I love you, my Jarebear. You are beautiful outside but even more, on the inside. I look forward to the many more endearing moments we're going to share together.

Never forget how much you are loved by this mommy!!!

Happy birday, Jarani!

Love you forever and always,
Mommy

15 comments:

Shelly said...

Ohhh, this left me with a big lump on my throat! She is beautiful!

Brian Miller said...

big smiles...i am sure she feels the love today...its my moms birthday today as well...how cool is that...what a lovely little girl you have there...

Mari said...

Happy Birthday Jarani!
Loved this post - such a sweet tribute to her. She's so beautiful!

Stacy said...

Beautiful. Happy Birthday to your girl.

Anita said...

Simone, your daughters feel like a part of the blog connection that you have with me and everyone else. Thank you for sharing your beautiful family with us; inspiring us to remember the love we have for our families, too.

Happy Birthday, Jarani

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter Janari! Hope she has a blessed day.

Adam said...

happy birthday to her.

Jarani Taja said...

Thank you so much for the beautiful birthday dedication, Mamasan! Can you believe I'm 24?! Thank you so much for being my rock, and adventuring to Portland with me. I'm so blessed to have you by my side. I love youuuuu!

Betty Taylor said...

That was a fantastic post. I could just feel the love you have for your beautiful daughter. I hope she had an awesome birthday!IItinar

Linda said...

What a beautiful post! Motherhood is one of God's special blessings!

Thank you, too, for visiting me and the kind comments! I am now your newest follower!

Bakersfield Wedding Photography said...

So sweet, Happy Birthday to your daughter, she will really turn to be a wonderful person like her mom.

Buckeroomama said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful girl... and wow, congratulations, too!

BerryMorins Bits & Tips said...

Happy Birthday! You have a beautiful daughter.

Veronica Lee said...

Oops!Did I miss this post?!!!

A very Belated Happy Birthday to your gorgeous girl!

anna said...

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