"You have the chance to choose it. Don't act like you don't know.
Where is it you will travel, down the high road or the low?"
I didn't think it was so important to keep the things I love in my life. I certainly want my daughter to know that it's OK to be more than a mom when her time comes.
When I look at my daughter I see myself...only better. Smarter, prettier, funnier. On her third birthday I can already tell that things are going to come easy for her. She's just so quick and she figures things out with little effort on her part. She must get that from her father because it doesn't come from me.
River. We chose the perfect name for her. I can't in a million years see my daughter taking shit from anyone at any age. She doesn't wait for things to move out of her way, she blasts through them leaving a wake of destruction in her path. I'm so proud of her! She's just what I wanted in a girl!
Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.
Always take responsibility for yourself and what you do, even if it makes you look bad. There is no bigger bitch than the one who blames everyone else for everything that "happens" to her.
Try not to run your mouth and when you do, stand firm behind the shit you say.
Everyone in my life has earned their place and I suggest the same for you. There's nothing wrong with qualifying friends. If you just take whatever comes your way you will end up with a hodgepodge of people you don't even like.
Always look back before you back your car up. It really isn't that difficult. You're only three and you've almost been run over twice by some moron who didn't bother.
Never back down. Right is right. You may lose things at times because you stand firm but if it was that important it wouldn't be in question anyway.
If you want to cry, cry. There's no shame in being sad.
One is silver and the other gold....because cheap gold tarnishes. Save your money.
You won't get out of this house until you can wash your own clothes, cook your own food, tell someone to kiss your ass and defend yourself verbally and the same goes for your brother. Don't like those rules? Get comfortable. It's going to be a very long fifteen years.
Never curtail your imagination. Nothing is ever too crazy to try at least once.
Daddy says that Momma lives in a "constant state of conflict." I agree. Fuck it. I may get shit on once but I've never been shit on twice by the same person. I don't allow it and neither should you.
If someone ever asks you to witness the birth of a child, do it. It is amazing!
If someone doesn't want to be your friend anymore, Move. The. Fuck. On. You can quote me on that. Life is way too short for other people's shit and you are amazing! Tell them to kiss your ass as you're walking away.
Don't waste your time on haters. They aren't worth it.
Tomorrow isn't promised so kick some serious ass today so you can go out with a knowing smile on your face.
How this little angel in pink became my big beautiful girl in red is a mystery to even me.