Happy 13th Birthday to our dear teenage granddaughter!
"For My Teenager"
~ Words I Want You to Remember ~
I can barely begin to tell you of all my wishes for you, There are so many of them, and I want them all to come true. I want you to use your heart as a compass as you grow and find your way in the world, but I want you to always have an appreciation for the direction of home.
I want you to be self~reliant, self~motivated, and self~sufficient, but to know that you will never be alone. I want you to be safe and smart and cautious, I want you to be wise beyond your years. I don't want you to grow up too fast. I want you to come to me with your fears . . .
For you, my teenager: I want the people who share your days to realize that they are in
the presence of a very special someone. You are a wonderful, rare person with no
comparison. I want you to know that opportunities will come, and you'll have many goals
to achieve. The more that obstacles get in your way of your dreams, the more you'll need to believe.
Get your feet wet with new experiences, but be sure you never get in over your head.
I want you to realize how capable you are, and that your possibilities are unlimited.
I hope you never lose your childlike wonder, your delight and appreciation in interesting things. I know you'll keep responding in a positive way to the challenges life always brings.
I pray that you won't rush the future, and that you'll slowly build on the steppingstones of the past. You have a strong foundation of family and friends and joy that will always last.
I wish I could find the words to tell you how much I love you each and every day
but that feeling is so strong and its meaning is so magnificent, it can be hard to know just what to say.
I love you beyond all words and I promise that I will love you beyond all time. So many treasures await you in your journey of life . . .
and being blessed with you . . . has been mine ~
Author ~ Douglas Pagels
(Taken from my birthday card to Emma)
Thirteen years ago today . . . we were blessed with the birth of our granddaughter, Emma!
She is a shining star in our lives and always full of love . . . Happy Birthday, Emmabeans!
Love and Hugs on your special day from all of us ~
Kisses from your Oma, the keeper of our memories . . . .