Sunday, October 27, 2013

A birthday in October

Happy Birthday my darling little big girl. Today Nelly Bo is 12. It is a big one. We celebrated her yesterday already, with presents and cake. When I asked her how it felt to turn 12 she told me:
"Being 12 is the best age ever."
I really hope she will feel like that every year that will come as well. She really is the sweetest and most caring big sister, friend, daughter and grand child. She is stubborn and strong willed and a tough nut. She loves being together with her family. That, I think, is number one for her.

I will do my best to make her believe in herself, trust herself, stand up for herself and to be strong against society, friend and group pressures. I will do my best to let her know she is beautiful just the way she is, she is awesome just the way she is, she is good enough in anything she takes on. With an American father and the mentality of "You can be whatever you want to be!" and my Scandinavian less obnoxious (it is true... Twink!) and maybe more modest way of tackling life and challenges, I think she will have a good ground to stand on.

This is a hard one for me as a mother. She is growing up. For real. My little big girl. My first born. Always and forever she will be little to me, no matter how old she gets.

I love you Sugar bun!
Kärlek
Annette

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16 comments :

  1. Congratulations on your little big girl's 12th birthday! Lovely pictures of your family.
    I can imagine how you feel; Wednesday next my big little girl will become 11 years old. She is the eldest of our three girls and she was my birthday present 11 years ago.
    X Nathaly

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  2. What a lovely post. Happy birthday to Nelly Bo. She looks so much like her mother.

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  3. My baby girl turned 13 this month...and I agree no matter how old they are,,,she will always be my little sweetiepie!!! Thanks for sharing..

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  4. This is so beautiful. You and your blog inspire me, not only regarding crochet and crafts. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
    All the best to you, your girl and all your family from Germany!

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  5. Goodness me, 12! The brink of teenage years eh? Watch out Mum! ;) She's a beautiful girl and looking more and more like her Mummy as she's getting older I think? Sounds like you are doing a great job in making her a great well rounded girl, I'm sure it'll stand her in good stead in the years to come. <3

    S x

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  6. Congratulations This is so beautiful,kiss

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  7. lovely pictures, happy birthday Nelly Bo! Heather x

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  8. Parabéns pelo aniversário de 12 anos de sua filha!
    Ela é linda, sua família é feliz.
    Beijos
    http://criandoartescarla.blogspot.com.br/

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  9. Happy birthday with your (little) girl! Love your photo's

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  10. Happy birthday to your little princess. They grow up too fast, don't they?

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  11. Congratulations!!!! What a wonderful and lovely words, thanks for sharing such special moment with all of us. You have touch my heart as a mother, my girl is still a baby ( 19 months ) but I am aware of how the time flies, so....enjoy darling :)

    Lluisa x

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  12. With you as her Mother she has excellent ground to stand on, Happy Birthday big 12 year old.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  13. Your words made ​​me cry, Annette! Which princess more beautiful and sweet! your daughter, all your children are beautiful! and they are happy and glad with the family! What a great treasure you have, Annette! children get older ... if ... and we'll all try to be strong and able to fend for themselves .... Thanks for sharing your feelings! congratulations on your dear sweet daughter!

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  14. Happy Birthday to your girl and some very gorgeous photos xoxo

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Kärlek
Annette

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