March is such a crazy month. So many friends and family members celebrate birthdays. Parties and obligations keep filling up the calendar. Tomorrow my oldest daughter Gianna turns 11 and we are taking a bunch of her friends to dinner and dessert at the Melting Pot. Say lots of prayers. Tweens are a dangerous species! The best part; my husband gets to experience all the added estrogen too. Video footage to document the night may be available on the blog next week (lol)!
Every time my girls celebrate another birthday, the mommy tears begin to flow. It’s truly amazing how time flies. When Gianna was born, I never thought the sleepless nights would end. Now that extroverted newborn is turning 11, filmed a national commercial, was just cast as Amanda in Matilda, and is off to the Paper Mill Conservatory this summer for intensive training. Proud is an understatement. Her work ethic, determination, and love for the arts inspires me everyday. Her passion runs deep and her perseverance and commitment motivates me daily.
Just when I am about to give up or feel the pressure from other bloggers, Gianna is my reminder. At 11, she is fearless, supportive of her peers, and simply unphased. Defeat never hinders her path. Thank you God for blessing me with this special daughter. Gianna, because of you, I am a stronger version of me! Happy Birthday GG. The world is yours!