Sunday, January 8, 2012

Taking Flight-Happy 22nd Birthday

*Self portrait by Angel Daughter Number Two

Angel Daughter Number Two celebrated her twenty-second birthday yesterday.  She has always been my free-spirited child, twinkle in her eye and a purpose in her step.  I spent many years chasing after this child(exhausting at times!), trying to make sure that she wasn't running too fast for her own good.  If my other three Angel Daughters were standing below the tree staring up at it, I knew that this one was already at the top trying to go higher before I even looked.  Not always a good thing for a mother's heart!  But with all of the excitement came adventure and jubilant laughter and sweet moments, very sweet moments, and as I prepare to go out to dinner with my entire family to celebrate this child, I am filled with nothing but love and gratitude.  Gratitude for my husband, gratitude for the qualities that he imbued upon AD2, qualities that I imparted, gratitude that our girl is growing up healthy and creative and strong enough to take on her own dreams at such a young age.  Gratitude that God trusted us enough to parent all of our beautiful daughters.

Happy, happy Birthday, AD2.  I love you more than I could ever express in words.  You are simply amazing.

Below is a link to the online layout(the hardcopy is even better) and a video that AD2 made to commemorate her latest fashion spread in Palm Springs Life magazine.  It is an eight page layout(!) filled with absolutely gorgeous photos that she shot a couple of months ago.  Her vision is what makes the models and the clothing take on a life of their own.  She has the eye of someone who is well beyond her twenty-two years.  I am so happy for her.  Watching her take flight has been both an honor and a privilege.  I am one very proud momma.

Thank you for supporting my girl.  She definitely appreciates it, too.  Enjoy!


Something Happened Somewhere Turning said...

Such beautiful words. What a lovely tribute for your daughter.
Wishing you and your family a bright new year.

Mark said...

I really don't read weekend posts except when they are birthday posts. And this girl is really special. So much talent and being so young. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'm jealous of a 22 year old girl. How sad is that!
Happy Birthday to AD2. I've seen your work. It's amazing!
Your Mom's Friend, m.

Kathleen Botsford said...

Happy Birthday to your darling girl! She is sooo talented....just like her momma! And thanks for the heads up on The Artist. It's on my list although I will be seeing it alone. Thinking of you!

Angella Lister said...

She is such a beauty and so very talented! Happy birthday AD2. You are so very loved.

LauraX said...

How is it their wings are so fully blossomed already? My girls too... Happy birthday to AD2 and to you sweet mamma in whose nest was nurtured and taught to fly.

deb colarossi said...

I love what you wrote here. Parenting is so damn hard . Even though we love so hard and fierce and unconditionally , it is still so 'no one told us this' hard.

can't wait to follow the links. you must be so incredibly proud.

( and thank you from the bottom of my tired but at peace heart. )

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