My Real Life

February 23, 2014

Thirteen

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 6:00 am

This one hits me the hardest.

Thirteen.

She’s thirteen today.

She was my first baby.

I learned it all with her.

She calls me her BFF and we snuggle and whisper in her bed after her brothers have gone to sleep and she tells me everything that happened during her day.

I wrap my arms around her and try to hold her like I did when she was little, despite the fact that she is my size.

I want to protect her from anything that will hurt her, but it’s started already.

Broken hearts.

False friends.

Feeling like she isn’t enough.

But, oh, my love.  You are enough.

You are more than enough.

I want her to not make the mistakes I made.

Yet, I know that it’s my mistakes that have made me who I am today, so I bite my tongue and hold her hand and kiss away her tears when she makes them, knowing she’s learned, as I learned before her.

She’s brilliant.

She’s kind.

She’s beautiful.

She’s talented.

She. Is. Everything.

And today, my first baby…my mirror…my heart…

Is thirteen.

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5 Comments »

  1. Absolutely beautiful Amy!! Happy Birthday Julia! It is a joy to see such an amazing girl grow up. Love to you both!

    Comment by jb — February 23, 2014 @ 8:41 am | Reply

    • :) Thanks, JB! :)

      Comment by Amy — February 23, 2014 @ 10:53 am | Reply

  2. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!! Just love my very first neice to pieces!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by aliciabozza — February 23, 2014 @ 9:38 am | Reply

    • :) Thank you, Alicia! She loves you back!

      Comment by Amy — February 23, 2014 @ 10:53 am | Reply

  3. Wow 13 yrs old already Amy?! :O You don’t look like yer old enough to have a 13 yr old! Happy Birthday to your new & first teen! :)

    Comment by myliladventures — February 24, 2014 @ 10:58 am | Reply


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