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"
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.





It is our light,
not our darkness
that most frightens us.










We ask ourselves,

Who am I to be

brilliant,

gorgeous,

talented,

fabulous?





Actually, who are you not to be?




You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.







There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.




We are all meant to shine, as children do.

We were born

to make manifest
the glory
of God

that is within us.




It is not just
in some of us;

it is in everyone.


And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission
to do the same.



As we are liberated from our own fear,

our presence automatically

liberates others."


- Marianne Williamson










Happy 8th Birthday to a brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous kid.

You're my beauty and my cutie.
You're my Magic and my shining star

and I think you're wonderful.

29 comments:

Stephanie T. said...

Happy, happy 8th birthday to your gorgeous girl!

Brad said...

Very nice post! Warmest wishes to the birthday girl!

G. said...

Love the pictures!

Happy Birthday!

evil columnist said...

I want to comment but the tears are pouring down my face. What a beautiful, talented, bright star. The world is a better place because Madeline is in it.

mothergoosemouse said...

Jozet, she is so beautiful - right from the very beginning. Happy birthday to your big girl!!

Kirstin said...

Happy Birthday, Prima!

(This is geoduck from NOTI.)

©Jac said...

Happy Birthday!

stephanie said...

how beautiful! happy birthday!

Kath said...

I'm all choked up! Awesome quote, awesome pictures, awesome kid!

Happy birthday from all your Savage friends!

dianeinjapan said...

What a beautiful, moving tribute to your daughter! It's such a cliche, but isn't it amazing how fast they grow?

anne said...

LIke mother, like daughter.

Happy Birthday Madeline! You're a peach!

Heidi said...

Happy, happy, happy birthday!

Charlotte's Mom said...

Happy Birthday!
I wasn't familiar with this poem, but I truly wish that someone had read it to me on every birthday. How different life might have been with these powerful words to guide me.

You're an extraordinary mom with a lovely daughter. Happy returns to you both.

Ilene

Om.powered said...

Happy bday and may I complement the chef?

xo

lemony said...

Oh, I love this post. She's lovely. Happy Birthday!

xoxo

mama_tulip said...

Oh my...I'm in tears. What a beautiful tribute to your gorgeous daughter.

wordgirl said...

Oh...happy, happy day little/big girl! You are truly beautiful in the realest sense of the word.

Imperfect Mommy said...

Happy Birthday! What a beautiful post... must read it again.

Jess Riley said...

What a lovely birthday ode! Very happy birthday wishes to your beautiful girl. :)

CampHillGirl said...

Hope you printed this and framed for Madeline! It would great to look back on.

lildb said...

ain't it the truth. and also, not that it even needs to be said, but she's gorgeous.

Her Bad Mother said...

Happy, happy birthday to that amazing girl!

Kelly said...

Happy 8th to Madeline!!

gingajoy said...

gorgeous girl--happy birthday!
(that was lovely, jozet!)

mad muthas said...

happy, happy birthday to a very fine girl!

Mom101 said...

I have had that quote up next to my computer for years, ever since my mother first sent it to me. Seeing you send it to your daughter makes me see it in a whole new light. Thank you for that - and for sharing the the way you see your daughter with the world. Beautiful.

nadzent said...

Happy Birthday Madeline! I love the pictures. She looks JUST LIKE YOU!!!

Of course, I love the poem too - but everyone else already said that. You are just too cool for school Josie :-)

MOobs said...

Belated birthday joy!

Bradley Cooper, Winemaker said...

WOW. I haven't checked in for some time. Glad I did tonight.
Happy belated B-day to the little wonder!
Put some more photos on Flickr

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