15 Responses to “A star is born”

  1. Isabelle Santiago November 20, 2008 at 12:17 PM #

    This is beautiful. Just the right mixture of quirky fun (for the kids) and heartfelt emotion. 🙂 You should definitely save it and reread it to her on her wedding day! She’ll bawl.

  2. Rhonda November 20, 2008 at 12:31 PM #

    That’s a wonderful story! Brianna is sure to love it. I agree you should keep for later!

    I have a journal for each of my girls (although I love to write I was never a journal keeper!). But I write things about them and to them maybe once a month or when the mood strikes, they don’t know I do this, but I plan to give it to them later, maybe graduation or when they get married (ack!)!

  3. Annmarie November 20, 2008 at 12:35 PM #

    That made ME tear up. She’ll LOVE it. The other kids will LOVE it. And when she’s a grown up she’ll remember it and how much you love her.

  4. Annie November 20, 2008 at 1:40 PM #

    You have me crying mid-afternoon! That was beautiful, Angie! Very special and I agree that you should definitely keep it to give to her when she’s grown up.

  5. azteclady November 20, 2008 at 2:09 PM #

    Crying here.

    Thank you, Angela.

  6. ArkansasCyndi November 20, 2008 at 2:28 PM #

    Very very sweet. Full of love. I agree that you should keep it for her wedding day.

  7. Amy November 20, 2008 at 3:54 PM #

    Very cute!! That’s a great idea.

    It’s something she can treasure forever.

  8. Carolan Ivey November 20, 2008 at 4:28 PM #

    Awwww. :’) So sweet!

    When my Bri turned 18 I wrote her a letter about the day she was born. After she moved out last summer I found it in her “keeper” drawer next to her bed (no, wasn’t snooping, just clearing out the post-moving debris!)

  9. HelenK November 20, 2008 at 5:01 PM #

    So sweet! I love it.

  10. Brandy W November 20, 2008 at 5:15 PM #

    What a wonderful keepsake. It made me want to cry.

  11. Karin November 20, 2008 at 8:05 PM #

    That’s a great story. Very sweet.

  12. Terri Berner November 21, 2008 at 11:31 AM #

    Very lovely. Defintely a keeper piece for Brianna.

  13. Angie November 21, 2008 at 11:43 AM #

    I asked Brianna if she liked her story and she said they didn’t read it because it was too long!

    I’m kind of ticked because it didn’t say anything in the instructions about length, and since they read them during story time, I thought it was an appropriate length. Poor Brianna, now I feel terrible 🙁

  14. Bev Stephans November 21, 2008 at 9:26 PM #

    It might be time to have a talk with the ladies at Daycare. That’s a shame they didn’t read the story. Were they afraid you would show up the other parents? Whatever the reason, it’s too damned bad because it was a lovely story.

  15. Ciar Cullen November 23, 2008 at 4:26 PM #

    I think you have something more valuable there than a story for daycare. We all should be cherished so, our whole lives long.

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