Dear Pebbles: On your third birthday

Dearest darling Pebbles,

Today you are three.

From the moment you were conceived you have been a catalyst for change.

To this very day, you continue to be my greatest challenge and my greatest joy all rolled into one.

You are my devil and my angel. You are my storm but also my calm seas.

When I was low you pushed me, pulled me, dragged me through the days. You kept me moving to meet your demands at a frenetic pace. With you, there is not much time for navel gazing or feeling sorry for myself. For that, I will be eternally grateful.

Above all else, you inspire me. You make me want to be stronger, to be a fighter. I want to show you that it is possible. All of it. No matter what life throws at you, you can do it. I have no doubt you will change the world. You have already changed mine.

Right now you love pink and purple, but look stunning in blue. You hate having your hair brushed or tied up but have an obsession with nail polish and lipstick.

You love playing rough and are always trying to keep up with the big kids (you are rarely without a busted lip or knee).

You rock tutus and your beloved “motorcycle boots” like an absolute boss.

Your tongue is fast and sharp but your mind is faster and sharper. You blow me away with the things you say and the things you just seem to intuitively know.

You adore your brothers. Beyond me, they are your world and it makes my heart sing. I hope that is a bond that lasts a lifetime.

I could go on forever about the joy and love you bring our whole family. You have us all in stitches with your antics every single day.

But the most important thing you need to know right now is that you are loved. Treasured beyond words.

Life would be a dull grey without you, darling girl. Every day I am grateful you are mine.

Happy birthday, sweetheart.

All my love,


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  1. Denyse says:

    She’s been there for all “your” moments hasn’t she? This young lady who’s the bestest blessing coming in the shape of a girl you could ever wish for! happy birthday Pebbles & thank you for making your mama happy xxx

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