It doesn't feel like 13 years ago that you came into this world, I still remember it all like it was yesterday. You changed my life forever, you gave my life a meaning, a purpose and taught me what unconditional love was. From the moment you were born you became my world, my priority, my life, my everything.
I'm so very proud of the mature sensible loving young lady you are becoming. Your birth was long and hard but you were worth every bit of it and more. 6lb 3oz's of pure gorgeousness! I remember as a baby you had the most gorgeous big blue eyes and as you grew into a toddler along came the amazing curly red hair... you were just adorably beautiful.
As you turn 13, the start of a whole new adventure begins.... your teenage years.
I can remember being a teenager myself so it's hard to get my head around the fact that you, my daughter are becoming a teenager now! It makes me feel so old!
Being a teenage is hard, the hormones and emotions you go through, the friendship and boyfriend issues that feel like the end of the world at the time, plus all the added peer pressure there can be.
Choose your friends wisely, be a positive leader and don't follow the crowd, be everyone's friend.
Please talk to me and remember that I have been where you are now and can help you through any worries or concerns you have. You can always trust me, I will do my best to protect you and fight your corner when needed. I will always be there for you to support you along the way
Remember everyone has strengths and weaknesses, this is not a negative thing. No one is good at everything but as long as you know you have tried the best you can, be proud of yourself because I will be too.
I may be hard on you and seem unfair at times but I promise you that I will always have your best interests at heart. I am your friend and your mum and want the best for you and will do the best I possibly can to help you achieve to your full potential.
Always be yourself, never stop being the Ellie we all adore, mood swings and all ;)
Love you always