Today, my daughter turned twelve. TWELVE. One dozen years since my husband and I were walking around the labor and delivery floor at Brigham and Women’s in Boston after they broke my water because the baby was a week late. We were the classic new parents, paranoid the infant seat wasn’t in the car correctly, certain I’d be early (I don’t think we went anywhere after Halloween), and lacking complete understanding about how our world was about to change forever.
She came into the world at 3:37 on a Saturday morning, and spent the first several hours of her life being held by her dad. I was blessed with some of the best medical care in the world, and came out of a frightening situation with the best possible outcome: an adorable husband and daughter to go home with, and the assurance that I would indeed be able to have more children in the future
She is everything I could hope for in a daughter. She is thoughtful, loving, and has a great sense of humor. She has a wonderful sense of adventure and a determined spirit about her. She knows I love quotes, and she is starting to appreciate them too. When I was in college, I started a book of quotes and poems. I’ve added to it over the years. Whenever I’m down, need something inspirational, or just feel like reminiscing, I go to my book. I went looking, with her birthday in mind, and found some of my absolute favorites.
12 Quotes For My Daughter To Live By:
“How do you spell ‘love’?” –Piglet…“You don’t spell it, you feel it.” –Pooh
“Once you’re real, you can’t be ugly, except to those who don’t understand.” –The Velveteen Rabbit
“Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.” -Unknown
“Wouldn’t it be wonderful if everybody believed in everybody?” –Linus
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” -Einstein
“I knew who I was this morning, but I’ve changed a few times since then.” –Alice in Wonderland
“Don’t give up until you drink from the silver cup.” –CSN
“The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” –Anne Frank
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” –Dr. Suess
“If you can dream it, you can do it.” –Walt Disney
“There’s no place like home.” –Dorothy in THE WIZARD OF OZ
“It’s a beautiful day. Don’t let it get away.” –U 2
I hope you enjoy them too!