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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A Birthday Gift That Can't Be Bought - Words of Wisdom

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We had a major event happen in our household this week; my oldest son became a teenager. I still can't believe that I am now a mother of a teen.

I know many parents approach this period in their child's life with a bit of dread, but I am not one of those parents; in fact, I am excited about this stage of my son's life.

Becoming a teenager is a pretty big deal. I wanted to give my son something special and memorable for his birthday. His father and I decided we would give him our words of wisdom.

We used an index card for each year of his life and wrote a message or two on each card, with the last card holding the most thoughts. We taped each card to his bedroom door.


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I told my son he could store the index cards in a special box and he responded, "No, mom. I want to keep them on my door."

Okay, that will work, too. :-)

Sometimes it's difficult to come up with just the right words. Here are some resources to help you:








What special things have you done for your children's birthdays? I know your time is precious, so any comment you share below will be greatly valued.


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27 comments:

  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! And how sweet is it that your son wants them on display! So precious. Thanks for the idea!

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this! You are welcomed! :-)

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  2. This is such a sweet sweet idea! I love it! What great advice! Bless you!

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  3. That is a great idea! My son turn 13 in 10 days.. i cannot believe we have a teenager either.. time is flying by too fast.

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    1. It certainly does go by fast. I wish your son a wonderful birthday!

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    1. Those are some of my favorites too. I also really like 2012. :-)

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  5. This is a beautiful idea! I am stealing this one (if it's OK with you!) It is a wonderful gift for a young man or lady.

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  6. It speaks to your parenting when he actually wants to keep the cards out and displayed on his door! Bravo!

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    1. What a sweet and much appreciated comment. Thank you!

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  7. I love this! Such a great gift and so much more valuable than any material item!

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  8. Awww...that is so sweet! I found this inspiring. Encouraging words with my kids is not my strong suit, but it is something I am working on as I grow as a Mom :)

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  9. what a sweet idea! my oldest turned 16 and I think I will use this idea when she turns 18 or before college ;)

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  10. What a neat idea! I am not ready for my kids to be teenagers, luckily I have a few years yet.

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  11. What a beautiful birthday gift! I'm sure he'll treasure those words forever.

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  12. I LOVE this! My oldest turns 13 this summer and, like you, I am not dreading it but looking forward to the man he is becoming. What a beautiful way to honor and encourage him, Thank you for the fantastic idea! I am definitely saving this to come back to!

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    1. I find that I can relate better to my son as he gets older. Do you find that to be true, too?

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  13. Wonderful idea! So going to borrow this next January when our little man turns 13. He's so tiny we hardly ever think of him as one of the "big kids" but he is and I think that this will show him that we know that he is! Thank you :-)

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  14. This is a very sweet idea, your son will cherish these memories forever!

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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