Thursday, March 31, 2011

The very best day!

Approximately 13 years, 5 months ago I found myself sitting in a clinic with my elbows on my knees and my hands over my face.....At that moment, I was pretty sure I was experiencing the worst day of my life.

Fast forward.....









Blessings in disguise.....A completely different path taken than imagined. What I thought was the worst day of my life was definitely the very best day! Happy Birthday Ryan and NOW that you're 13 you may read my blog today (but NOT yesterday)....Love you. SO proud to be your mom!

19 comments:

middleagedrunner said...

Happy birthday to your little teenager!

lindsay said...

Happy birthday Ryan! Boy she will love you for some of these pics. She is clearly a cooler chick as she is not 300% dorky like I was at 13. .../am still today.

Quinton J said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL!

Ryan said...

Take the toilet picture off. pleez

Lisa {eatprayrun-lisa.blogspot.com} said...

that's awesome. happy birthday to your "little girl". and, yeah mom, take that potty picture off! ( :

Caroline said...

Happy birthday!
Bonne Fete!!!
the toilet picture is a classic Ryan! you will see you will take some of those one day..in about 30 yrs or so right mom?!!!
13! wow it can be the best or the worst time and for you I wish the best of the bestest (I know not proper english, I have an excuse I don't speak proper English!)
If you were allowed to read this blog all the time, you would see how much your mom is proud of her chidren and how much she loves you. you are one lucky 13 yrs old gal!

Johann said...

Wonderful! Happy Birthday!

XLMIC said...

What a lovely girl :) Happy birthday to Ryan! Kids transform your life and show you what love really is. That's my opinion, anyway.

Steel Springs said...

Happy birthday to Ryan!

Running and living said...

I bet Ryan actually reads this blog...sorry mom, but I would if I were her, and would be so super proud to have such a smart, hot, athletic and loving mom!
Happy Bay Ryan!

Amanda@runninghood said...

ha ha, Ana Maria stole my words! :) I would totally be spying on you and thinking to myself what an awesome mom I have!! A real, genuine, down to earth, cool mom that I would be soooo proud of. A mom that doesn't wear mom pants and apple aprons that say something like "home is where the kitchen is" and get shocked over any out of the box thinking or acting but a mom that is someone that I'd want to grow up to be. Happy Birthhday to Ryan and Birthing day to you Jenn!

Small Town Runner said...

Happy Birthday Ryan!!!
I can imagine the AWESOME young lady you must be =D ...Your mom loves you LOTS!

Stephanie said...

Oh I know this feeling all too well. Happy Birthday Ryan! Today's my daughter's birthday too!

ajh said...

Happy Birthday to Ryan! Can she go back and read the old ones?

SueMac said...

Happy Birthday to Ryan!!! You're the mom of a teenager now! We're in the same club now!

TX Runner Mom said...

Happy birthday to your adorable daughter. Time goes by too fast, doesn't it?

Jill said...

Happy birthday, Dear Ryan! What a cutie...you and Joe are going to be locking her in her room in high school!!

(Lindsay makes me laugh!! HA)

Enjoy your weekend, celebrate big..those teen years are um...special!!

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onelittletrigirl said...

Ahhh--- a new teenager :) Enjoy!