Well my darling girl. You are 14 today. I watch you in awe, amazed at your grace, beauty good humor (and sometimes bad humor), and intelligence. It is an incredible experience to watch you grow into a woman (I know you are cringing at my saying that), but its true. Every day, I thank my lucky stars that it is you who is my daughter, you have taught me so much, we have been through so much together. You are strong beyond reason sometimes, but I know you will always be that little girl who comes and curls herself into a little ball in my lap; who puts my hand on her back for a back rub, who hates the taste of medicine; who is the goofiest person I know. I am proud to be your mama.