"We are all wanderers on this earth...our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams." ~ Gypsy proverb

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Little Bee!

In her short little life, she has taught me the most (more than any book or expert) about how to be a mindful, respectful, and authentic parent. She makes no excuses for who she is and has more confidence at 6 than I ever did at 25.

She has said to me things that I will never forget... things like "This is me, Mom, and I can't be you." or "Just because you don't like it, doesn't mean I can't." Her insight and her honesty have floored me many times over, pushing me to accept everything about her, just as she is. And in that process, I have learned the same for myself.  She has reminded me that children are not for molding, but by honoring the light in them, we can honor the light in ourselves.

Happy Birthday my Little Bee,
I love you...


  1. Life looks sweet in FL. Happy birthing and birthday to you and your beautiful girl.

  2. This is just beautiful, and I hope you don't mind that I've pulled a quote from it and linked to you on my own blog. Happy Birthday to your Little Bee!

  3. Thank you Melissa!! I am just honored that you have stopped by and even quoted me :). Wow! Nice to meet you!!

  4. Happy Birthday little bee!! You really make me smile with all those nice things you said here.. it will be fun for her to look back and read them again later in life!!

  5. Happy Birthday M!! We love and miss you!!!

  6. Oh so true and very well put. Happy Birthday to your bee!



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