Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Claire Is A Teenager

 Today, my oldest child and daughter are 13.
Claire Elizabeth is a teenager!
I often look at Claire and see myself.  
It's in the freckles all over her face, 
and one on her lip- like me...before the accident.
Claire is hanging on to the last dimming lights of her childhood
in a place still in make-believe but with make-up.
She is growing up beautiful.  She is kind and compassionate.
She is motherly and feminine.
She is brave and strong.
She possesses a strong sense of purpose and direction, 
and I am proud of her in every way.

Happy Birthday, darling Claire.

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