Happy birthday, daughter

by Julie Frayn on February 5, 2013 in  Bric-a-brac

You were born twenty-one years ago today. That was the day I discovered the meaning of true love.

Your little fists punched, feet kicked. You stretched and rolled. Oh how fun to watch people’s faces in the elevator when they saw you do your daily back flip inside me.

We’d been together, inseparable, symbiotic, for every minute of nine and a half wonderful months. They had to kick you out, you know. You were quite comfortable, all warm inside your mommy.

And then you were here. Slimy and slippery and kind of gross. You were the most beautiful creature I’d ever seen. One look in your eyes, and that was it. I was in love. True love. For the very first time.

I’ve watched you grow, mature. Seen you hurt, held you as you cried. Witnessed your immeasurable capacity to care. To love. The ease with which you laugh. I am honoured you call me friend.

In the blink of an eye you became an adult. To this day, when I gaze upon your perfect face, hold your precious hands, my heart skips a beat. True love never dies.

You are beautiful and generous and brilliant and honest. You are my light, my hope, my dreams. You have come to represent everything that is good in this world. Kindness, love, happiness, promise.

Every moment in life brought you to me. You chose me. You are why I am.

Happy birthday, Brynn.

Love, Mom


{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Mitch February 5, 2013 at 8:47 am

What a loving tribute to your girl! Hope she has a wonderful day.


Julie February 13, 2013 at 7:50 pm

Thanks (sorry for the late reply). She did have a great day, and then a wonderful party the following Saturday :)

Carolyn February 5, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Love love love this…
Love you… Love Brynn… so much.


Julie February 13, 2013 at 7:50 pm

And we love you too… ♥

Sean P. Farley February 6, 2013 at 6:49 am



Julie February 13, 2013 at 7:50 pm

Why yes, yes she is. 😀

Amber Jerome-Norrgard February 13, 2013 at 7:10 pm

As a mother of three miracles, two of which are daughters, this really touched me! Happy birthday to your beautiful girl, Julie!


Julie February 13, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Thanks Amber. Hard to believe it’s been 21 years. And 19 coming up for the boy. How it flies.

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