Native Texan Livin': Happy 14th Birthday Rebecca!!!

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Happy 14th Birthday Rebecca!!!

To Becca,

I still can't believe you're already 14 years old.  In my head, I see you toddling around in Iceland with a giant winter coat on, making silly faces for the camera, starting Kindergarten, etc.  Then I look at you & think "holy she really gonna be in high school next year?!?!"

You've become such a beautiful young lady & I'm proud to call you my daughter.  You are officially taller than me...and have been for some time now.  We used to be able to share shoes, but no're foot's 1 1/2 sizes bigger than mine.  Fortunately for you, we've never been able to share clothes though.  :-)

Although you did beg a bit for it, I'm proud that you waited patiently (term used loosely) :-) until I gave you a Facebook account on your birthday.  You didn't sneak behind my back to make one like most kids would.  The other gift you really wanted was an ipad...that one FOR SURE wasn't happening.  But, I got you the next (& more economical) best thing.
Bec opening her new Samsung tablet
One of your best attributes is your honesty.  You were famous for telling on yourself before I would possibly find something out...or you just wouldn't do it because you knew I might get mad.

My hope for you...  My hope for you is that you always keep your innocence.  You always seem to expect people to do the right thing & when they don't, you're always truly surprised.  But I also want you to learn when to cut & run.  There are some awesome people out there but there are also a lot of people who try to take advantage.  Learn to know the difference & you're sure to be surrounded by wonderful people.

I hope you had a wonderful birthday weekend!

I love you as big as the whole wide world.

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