Joann, you're killing me softly with your lovely posts. This was a beautiful one for a beautiful girl. I loved the photos. One of my favorite things about being a parent is seeing some of me, my husband and our other family members in my kids...i see that you enjoy that as well...finding bits of your Dad in your daughter. It's the coolest thing ever, isn't it?
Oh, Joann - you made me cry.This was beautiful, and eloquent and so full of the aching love that we moms have for our children.Your Olivia is a beautiful girl and she is lucky to have you as a mother.
More beautiful than words can express. She's a lucky girl to have both of you as parents!
Your post brought me to tears. What a wonderful post. It's so sweet to hear how you realized you were pregnant, the events, the thoughts you were thinking. Did you keep a journal? How do you remember? Wow. So amazing. And Hall & Oats I love! I love their hit songs. FourthGradeNothing.com
What a beautiful girl and a beautiful post! Those little together moments you just want to remember forever.
a beautiful tribute to a beautiful daughter!
Okay, you gotta cut it out with these posts! My husband and I are waiting a while to have kids. But your description of how your husband acted reminded me so much of my man that I got all teary. Thanks for reminding me why someday I'll be so happy about having babies :)
From sadness to elation and back. What a story, Joann! And it is so sweet to hear how incredibly ecstatic your husband turned out to be.I can't imagine I'd be the driving instructor either.
Here I sit...with big, huge tears streaming down my cheeks. You have this ability to touch my heart like no one else in the blogosphere...Thanks Joann...this was beautiful. Truly beautiful.And now I must go into the mountains and commune with nature for a while.
So sweet. I can't wait for those moments with my girls. Beautiful post!
So wonderful! Your writing brings out so much emotion for me. The tone, the details....and those pictures too.Do you realize how wonderful it is that you put this down in writing for your daughter? What a gift you have--what a gift you have given her with this post.Joann--Will you be my mommy?
Okay. I officially cannot read your posts at work. I am either snorting with laughter or I am crying crocodile tears. My daughter is Olivia Charlotte, and I can imagine writing this to her in less than 10 years. So touching. So great that you can remember this moment in time. So great that you share so much. And I was at a small concert with Hall and Oates once too. I would not have been able to resist the urge to rush the stage like you (except for the security guys ready to pounce). Thank you for your inspiration today, Joann. Enjoy the day!Erin
Great post. That was so sweet and loved the pics.
And that is truly another moment to be remembered forever. Such a beautiful post.
I don't know how you manage to write such gorgeous, thoughtful posts every time. But you do.When we found out we were pregnant with Meghan, I kept the EPT wrapped in a Ziploc bag for the whole 9 months and even after the dr. placed her in my arms, it still hadn't set in that I was pregnant, and now I'm a momma with a beautiful little girl. How did that happen?Hall & Oates---is there anyone better? They sang me through high school.
Joann, when I grow up I want to be just like you! And so does your daughter.When I saw my twin grandbabies last year shortly after they were born, and I saw the love and joy in my son's eyes when he held them, I knew I must have done something right in my raising of him.
You always manage to pull at my heart strings. You are such a lovely writer and I know that your daughter will treasure this letter to her.
That is so bitter sweet!!! The kids grow up so fast..My 15 year old told me this morning that one of her closest friends, who is a boy, has told her that he likes her and wants to date her in the future. She likes him too. So they're waiting until she's 16 and has our permission to date... sigh... where are my kleenexs...
Your daughter is just gorgeous! I love the Sara Smile story! It's amazing what memories get attached to music.
What a beautifully written post. She is one lucky girl to have you in her life.
I have goose-flesh. Noelle was right. You make us cry and then, the next minute, you have us laughing. You're going be such a brilliant author! love it.p.s. Your daughter is a stunner!
Well shit. That was amazing. I almost don't feel worthy of posting a comment on such a beautifully written post.I love Hall and Oats. They preformed at our county fair a few years back and my son, who was 4 at the time, stood on his seat howling OOOOOOates!!!
What a sweet letter. And your daughter is gorgeous!!
Lovely post Joann and that first photo is absolutely beautiful.
lovely, moving tribute....and she is gorgeous! what a powerful and special post. you are obviously an amazing mother and she adores you. my mom loved steve winwood and phil collins when i was coming of age and i loathed her for it. ugh!
Guess I'm just in a crying mood today. Your daughter is beautiful. To share the music is most precious. And the man gets ice cream. You lead a blessed life.
I was smiling through your whole post. Such a journey to get your gorgeous daughter and for her to become the person that she is.
You write so eloquently and so full of love. Your daughter is beautiful and you have such a wonderful relationship with her. This was just a beautiful post.I don't think you'll have any problem selling your book!
Oh my God, woman. Wow.Just, wow.That is all.After that beautiful novella/tribute, I got nuthin'.
What a lovely young lady. If I had a son her age...I remember both of my wife's pregnancy tests and they were very similar. Although I don't remember which one was which.Good luck with that driving thing.
Utterly beautiful.Just like a picture.
What a beautiful post for a beautiful girl and her fabulous mom.
That was beautiful. It made me cry. She is a lucky girl. :)
Your prose is so light and lyrical and evokes such emotion! I always end reading your posts either laughing or crying and sometimes both. That was just beautiful as is your daughter. Picturing your sweet Hubby putting the peanut picture in a newly purchased drugstore picture frame actually makes my heart hurt! Thank you!!!
I laughed, I cried, I awww'd....your writing just amazes me...and your daughter is beautiful! (It's no wonder...her mother is too!)
I have never been to your blog before and just read your post about your daughter. I have a 17 year old, so this just REALLY tugged at my heart! From what I see I am def going to subscribe!
Beautiful post and a beautiful girl. Why am I not surprised by that:-)
What a beautiful letter! And what a beautiful daughter you have! I'm crying! Your pregnancy sounds so much like mine. I miscarried my first baby, and sitting in that ultrasound room praying in the dark was just awful, I'll never forget how hopeful Wayne was as he looked at that screen and how sad he looked when we heard the bad news. I started spotting with Adam, and thought we were going through it all again. I couldn't even look at the ultrasound monitor this time. I watched Wayne's face. The look of relief that I saw wash over him was just the balm I needed. These children that are our first loves really shape us, don't you think? I love that you're both on the brink of something wonderful! And I love Hall and Oats! One of my very first albums. Sara Smile is such a song!I love coming here!
I echo, Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful post. Beautiful girl with a beautiful name as well!
She is beautiful and so are you. You really cherish life and the beautiful moments built in. That is one quality I adore about you.
That was really pretty. And so is your daughter. I felt the same way as each of mine made the step into adulthood and left my nest. It's lonely here, sometimes.
My kids are still little. Still little, and yet, your post made me cry, thinking about the time when they will leave and go out to make their own life. Thank you for this beautiful post.
OK. I saw your comment on Monique's blog, and came on over. I AM SO GLAD I DID.Because you're making me cry. Because THIS, THIS is what I want to be able to write about my girl when she's so close to being a grown-up. I want her to sit in the car with me and tell me about music.Good grief, lady. Welcome to my feed reader, you've EARNED it. :)
Lovely gorgeous words for a lovely gorgeous girl!
Beautiful. Just lovely. My daughter and I shared a love for music that got us through some tough times. I will have to check out the Bird and the Bee - my favorite H&O album was Abandoned Luncheonette.OK gotta go blow my nose now.Jules
wow. magical. memorable. Reading about moments like this makes all the bad news that we hear every day, go away. Thanks very much...I love my car rides with my daughter too... will appreciate them even more tomorrow.
I agree with mom, those photos are awesome, but I guess if there are some better than that she should put them up too!
Your Letter to your Girl is so full of life, so full of love. Great selcetion for iWrite-iBlog-iWin.Blessings & a bit o' sunshine!Ruthi
Great post to choose!
Ack. That's what I say when something is too sweet for words.Ack.
New follower.. saw your blog on another blogrolll and then i read this post about your daughter. i'm hooked. I have a 16 year old daughter, a junior. I wrote about the ache in my heart as she pulls away, the way they are supposed to, the way that tells us they are growing up. I can't way to follow you... would love a visit if only to motivate me to write from my heart and not my not so crafty email@example.com://imnotatrophywife.blogspot.com/2010/12/im-not-ready.html
Don't even ask me how I got here today...I am not even sure. Such a beautiful post. My daughter turns 13 this week, and she's my absolute joy.This made me smile AND cry. Thank you for that...
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