Thursday, May 17, 2012

An Open Letter to My Daughter Upon Her High School Graduation

Paetyn Nicole, 

Where has the time gone?  I can hardly believe the big day is approaching.  My "baby” is growing up way too quickly.  It’s almost time for you to embark on this fabulous journey that is life.  It’s so open out in the “real” world and I’m certain you will do phenomenal things!

I am so proud of you and all of your accomplishments.  I know that at times it has been frustrating since you have to work so much harder than others, but all of your hard work and effort will pay off.  Just stay determined to be the fabulous YOU that YOU are and YOU will achieve great things.

My love for you is endless!  You have such a remarkable heart that you wear on your sleeve for the world to see.  You are beautiful, artistic, intelligent, and amazing!  Never forget these attributes about yourself.  You are your own worst critic and you need to start seeing the beauty that is within you as others around you do!

Your smile and laughter has lit up my world for 17 years now, and without you, there would be a void in my own heart.  You came at a time in my life when I needed you most and I am forever grateful that I was granted the gift of you.  

You are perfect baby!  Don’t ever change. I really am proud of you and so excited to share this next phase of your life with you.  

Love always and forever,


  1. Happy graduation to Paetyn. Listen to your Mother, she's right.

  2. Congrats top Paetyn! What a sweet letter!

  3. Congratulations :)

  4. Absolutely beautiful letter! Our kids grow up so quickly! Blessings on her journey!

  5. Aw, this is so sweet! Congrats to your baby on her big day!


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