Friday, May 18, 2012

A letter to my middle child, "G"

Dear G,

As your college commencement approaches this weekend, I find myself with a mix of emotions.
When you were born, I swear you had a smile on your face. I was going through pictures and in every single one of them, you have the biggest grin ever . You were the happiest baby I have ever seen. Your happiness carried over into childhood. 
You were quite the source of entertainment for all that know you. We started calling you "The Politician" because you wanted to make every one happy. You also knew how to work your parents and every one around you (you still do).  Your brother actually used to call you "President Of The World". 
You have always been so bubbly and kind to others. You have such an engaging personality. 
You always did so well in school. I don't think I ever once had to tell you to do your homework. You always made the Honor Roll. The worst grade you ever received was a C. That only happened once.
You sang in the chorus, played softball, ran track and cheered from the time you were 8, all the way through high school.
We had all of the after prom parties at our house because you were always so responsible.
Being the pleaser that you are, you usually always did as you were told.
Do you have any idea of how proud of you I am? I don't think a mother could ask for any more from a child. We have such a great relationship. I want the world for you. I know how successful you will be. You have great people skills and you are very smart.
I hope you look back on your childhood with fondness, because I sure do. You are not a child anymore. You are a beautiful young lady with your whole life ahead of you. Do not let the world make you cynical. Stay who you are. I love you very much. I am excited for the next chapter of your life.

Love always,

You liked leopard print even back then
Trying to get laughs even as a baby
You were a baby super model
An exhibitionist even at this age
Always the daredevil
President Of The World
Making new friends by dancing to their music. These guys loved you
I want to go back to this day and just freeze you like this. You were so precious.

You helped cook the lamb at Greek Easter even though I couldn't go anywhere near it
You studied abroad in Thessaloniki, Greece
State Champs EVERY year and National Champs
You won many awards

Happy Graduation G!


  1. I love this post so much! Looks like you've got a great daughter there, and she's got a great momma!!

  2. Sweetest post ever! Your love and pride just show through every word and photo. You and Lou sure made beautiful children! Congrats momma! You did good ♥

  3. wow. no pictures of me? and no letter to your oldest child? whatever. i see how it is. and i wish blanket sleepers were still 4.99

  4. Awwww how sweet! Congrats to your daughter!

  5. How precious! I loved seeing the progression of her growing up. What a sweet idea to write her a letter. I hope I remember that one when my daughter graduates.

  6. With all of my children grown and married now, I know exactly how you are feeling. My baby is 23. Loved seeing all of the darling pictures of your cute girl. Congrats to you and her!

  7. Wow, I don't even know her, but I somehow feel a little teary-eyed! Congratulations! And thank you for stopping by & leaving a comment on my blog.

    Warmly, Michelle