So much has happened.  I have so many blog posts I want to write. (ain’t nobody got time for that anymore)

Today though,  I will write about my tender-hearted J.

Whenever I hear the Billy Joel song, ” She’s got a way”, I think of her.

In fact, every so often while she is talking to me during the day, I stop listening to whatever it is that she is complaining about (ahem…I mean saying), and my inner rock star breaks out singing a mighty decent (if I do say so myself) rendition of said song.

She’s got a smile that heals me
I don’t know what it is
But I have to laugh when she reveals me


Your spirit is exquisite.  

Honestly, how do you know so much?

How long has your beautiful soul been learning and absorbing?

I gaze at you daily in astonishment.

I helped make you. (Pat myself on the back)

I thank God daily for allowing me to be the one to walk with you on this journey as your Mom.

I pray daily (and nightly, and mid day) that I do it right.

She’s got a way of talkin’
I don’t know what it is
But it lifts me up when we are walkin’

 Your stories are endless and so often the most entertaining I’ve heard all day.

I don’t know what I would do without your sass.  (SHUTUPDIDIJUSTSAYTHAT!!!!!?????!!!!)

I admit.  I complain about it a lot… Okay, more than a lot, but anyway…Iloveit.  I love it because it makes you…YOU.  It makes you different than anyone I’ve ever known. And I usually laugh at you behind your back because you are so much like me I can’t stand it. But you’re better.  Way better.

Tonight, I was sad.  I was sad for people we’ve never met, and I cried. (in front of you, and I’m so sorry)  So quickly you came to me, wiped my tears with your tiny little fingers and told me you were sorry for whatever it was that was hurting me.  You grabbed a box of tissues,and started catching mascara droplets.  You then proceeded to dance and sing to an Usher song that you, without a doubt, did NOT know the words to, but sang at the top of your lungs just to make me laugh.

She comes to me when I’m feelin’ down
Inspires me without a sound
She touches me and I get turned around

Your heart is GIGANTIC.  Our mornings are normally filled with me screaming at you to get your teeth brushed and your clothes on, while you are busy creating art work for your friends at school, or putting together goodie bags for kids who you feel need something to cheer them up during the day.  Your heart is 29 times the size of mine.  I’m in awe…

She’s got a light around her
And everywhere she goes
A million dreams of love surround her

You are full of love. Of Light.

This brightness inside of you infects everyone you meet.

I admire your spirit. I want to be you when I grow up!

I love how much you hate that you have never moved up to Outstanding in school…GIRL, you are More than Outstanding!  You’re a Shining STAR!

Annnnnd you talk a lot…I’m sure that has a TON to do with it.

I don’t care.

I love you Just the way you are (yup, totally another Billy Joel reference #dontjudge)


My Sweet Jordyn, You are turing 6.

You’re fingers are still tiny and still have itsy bits of chub on them. I got to kiss them tonight.

Your favorite color is purple

Your favorite song is I knew you were Trouble by Taylor Swift

Your favorite toy is your Care Bear

Your favorite fruit is a pear

Your favorite TV show is Kickin It

Your favorite outfit is shorts and a tank top

Your favorite animal is a baby tiger or kitten

Your best friend is Anna

Your favorite holiday is Christmas (or Summer)

What do you want for dinner on your Birthday?  Cilantro lime pesto chicken with lime rice

What do you want to be when you grow up?  A teacher and a singer

She’s got a way about her
I don’t know what it is
But I know that I can’t live without her

Happy 6th Birthday my sweet Princess