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7 years ago today, my water broke unexpectedly, two weeks before my due date. I was terrified. Of my three kids, yours was the only delivery that wasn’t scheduled and we all know how I react when I’m not in control of things. I cried more than I ever have. I was so scared that there were times I couldn’t catch my breath. Daddy ran two red lights trying to get me to the hospital in time. I wasn’t ready… but you were.

Over the last 7 years, you’ve continued to surprise us on a regular basis. It may be something you say, or something you do. There is something about you that people are drawn to. You are an old soul. You connect with people of all ages and you have a way about you that can melt away the bad and the unknown. You make an impression on every single person that you come in contact with.

You are extraordinary.

little girl grabbing her trapeze bar

little girl swinging from her trapeze

little girl swinging from trapeze

Last weekend, you told me you wanted to try the trapeze. I wasn’t surprised. I was nervous for you, but you climbed that ladder like you had done it a million times before and even though I saw you hesitate a little, you never backed down. You were determined to fly like a superhero. And fly you did. Over and over and over again, until they told you that it was the next group’s turn.

That night, we rushed to meet you at the talent show. I walked into the room and saw someone standing on the stage with a microphone in their hand, singing as loud as can be. It took me a moment to realize that it was you.

Before I knew it, tears were running down my face. I always knew you were fearless, but I watched you up there, in front of a bunch of strangers, singing that song so proudly and I couldn’t control my emotions. It was at that exact moment that I realized you are everything I wish I could be.

You are confident.
You are brave.
You are outgoing.
You are so friendly.
You love life.
You take chances.
You are fearless… so fearless.

little girl reaching for the trapeze bar

little girl swinging from trapeze

little girl letting go of trapeze

little girl doing a back flip

little girl having fun on trapeze

We named you Falynn, an Irish name meaning “leader”. You possess every single characteristic of a leader, but you also have the compassion and genuine desire to help everyone to achieve that same status.

What I wish for you this year, Falynn, is that you never lose that will to fly. That you will continue to spread messages of hope, love and kindness. That you will always be the bright light, guiding the way for anyone that is alone or afraid in the dark. Never take no for an answer, if it’s something your heart wants. And as many times as I beg you to stay little, continue growing into the phenomenal big girl that we’ve watch you transform into. I am incredibly proud of you and I have no doubt that you will continue to astonish me as you get older. Daddy and I love you more than the whole world.

Please join me in wishing Falynn a Happy 7th Birthday!

On my daughter's seventh birthday, I share why she is everything that I wish I could be... including fearless!

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  • angelina
    December 2, 2019

    Wow your Daughter really is fearless! How amazing it must be for you to be bringing up a strong woman! Fantastic!

  • Super Busy Mum
    November 29, 2019

    What an epic kid – she reminds me SO much of my own daughter. I love it.
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  • Surekha
    November 28, 2019

    What a sweet message for Falynn, and she really is so brave..! Even at this age I don’t think I can be comfortable doing that trapeze. Such an adorable girl.

  • Emily
    November 27, 2019

    Your daughter is so brave! Fearless indeed. What a beautiful tribute and a super fun activity that I want to try!

  • WanderlustBeautyDreams
    November 27, 2019

    This was such a great read. The message of being fearless is so important no matter what age you are! Loved this.
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  • Anna
    November 27, 2019

    Such a sweet and beautiful post! My youngest daughter was born 3 weeks before the due date and I was so scared! She was so fast that we barely made it to the hospital lol

  • Amy H
    November 27, 2019

    These are great wishes for your Fearless child! She looks like a natural on the trapeze!
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  • Marysa
    November 26, 2019

    What a fun way to celebrate! Love all your pictures from over the years. Hope she has a wonderful year!
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  • Lora Frost
    November 26, 2019

    Happy birthday!! Great job mom is raising a fantastic daughter. It sounds like she got those great qualities from someone.
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  • Lyanna Soria
    November 26, 2019

    Happy 7th Birthday to this beautiful and fearless little girl! Sounds like she had a wonderful time there and she is so awesome to make that jump.

  • Myrah Duque
    November 26, 2019

    Wow! That girl of yours is amazing! This is one unique birthday surprise! I don’t think I have what it takes to try the trapeze. Yikes!

  • EMILY ZIELINSKI
    November 26, 2019

    I used to love the trapeze as a kid, and i still do!! they had an adult only one at a park i went to last month and it was still just as much fun
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  • Krystel | Frugal Living
    November 26, 2019

    How fun is this! What a fearless mighty child you have! Love it

  • Melanie williams
    November 26, 2019

    Oh wow I love this. Looks like fab fun filled family day out for sure. how cool xx

  • Catherine
    November 26, 2019

    What a great birthday surprise! Looks like such a fun day! I don’t know if I would ever have the courage to try the trapeze but kudos to her for being so brave!

  • Candy Rachelle
    November 26, 2019

    What a beautiful letter to your daughter! And the photos are amazing! Well done! I think this is something I will do as well.

  • Erin
    November 26, 2019

    Happy happy birthday to your girl! What a fun birthday! Very exciting!

  • Ashley r
    November 26, 2019

    Happy birthday baby girl. My girl is 17 months and I know we will be at her 7th birthday sooner than we think.

  • Monica
    November 26, 2019

    Happy 7th birthday Falynn! Wow this post had me teary eyed and I don’t even know you. It was so beautifully written. The love we have for our children is simply quite amazing.

  • Calleigh
    November 26, 2019

    Happy 7th birthday to your daughter Falynn… what an exciting milestone. Indeed, time flies so fast.
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  • catherine santiago jose
    November 26, 2019

    Both of you are so lucky of having each other. Time flies really so fast she is now 7 years old braver and fearless young lady.

  • Myrah Duque
    November 26, 2019

    Oh wow happy Birthday, Falynn!! Your daughter is amazing! I can’t believe she’s 7 now!
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  • Kelly
    November 26, 2019

    Yes! Love this message to your daughter for her birthday. x

  • kumamonjeng
    November 26, 2019

    Wow, she is such a brave girl to be able to do it all on her own. That’s certainly boosting her confidence level and grow into a fine young lady in no time.
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  • Catalina
    November 26, 2019

    Happy birthday Falynn! You are a wonderful young girl! Wish you the best from this world!

  • Susan
    November 26, 2019

    Wow… what a gift it would be to be fearless. I sure wish I were fearless… she looks like she’s having a blast on that trapeze.
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  • Sherry
    November 26, 2019

    Happy Birthday, Falynn! What a heartwarming post for your daughter. She sounds wonderful and she will go far in life.

  • Subhashish Roy
    November 26, 2019

    Happy Birthday Falynn. Your story is so heartwarming. Keep flying little girl and continue to be fearless. Best Wishes 🎂💐

  • Lashunta
    November 25, 2019

    I love the meaning of her name. Continue leading young lady. Happy happy birthday.

  • Celebrate Woman Today
    November 25, 2019

    This is an incredible gift to share with your child. I am so happy just seeing how she’s taking this flight!

  • Amber Killmon
    November 25, 2019

    I wish I had half of those guts! It does look fun though

  • Kimberly
    November 25, 2019

    She sounds so incredible and independent! Good job raising her mama!

  • Brianne Tursi Manz
    November 25, 2019

    I’ve followed your girls in your posts, especially this little firecracker! Hard to believe she’s 7 already! Happy birthday Miss Fearless!

  • Monika
    November 25, 2019

    Oh wow! She really is fearless! I’d totally freak out if I had to jump like that :))

  • Marcie W.
    November 25, 2019

    What a sweet post. Seven is such a fun age! I love that you included so many memorable throwback photos too.
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  • Brittany
    November 25, 2019

    Way to go girl!!! This looks like a lot of fun and she is so brave!
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  • Helen Little
    November 25, 2019

    What an amazing young lady! And a beautiful letter from you. Happy birthday!

  • Tara Pittman
    November 25, 2019

    Happy birthday! What an amazing spirit that she has and she is very brave to ride that thing.

  • NICOLE PYLES
    November 25, 2019

    Happy Birthday Falynn! And what a brave young lady! Takes a lot of guts to do that trapeze!
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  • Liz Mays
    November 25, 2019

    Seeing your daughter singing on stage must have been great. It sounds like you were super proud. Happy Birthday to her!

  • Cristina Petrini
    November 25, 2019

    You don’t need to be a mother to get excited about words so rich in love. Your baby is really lucky.
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  • Emman Damian
    November 25, 2019

    Wow! It looks fun and awesome! I hope my niece can do this soon!
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  • JANEL
    November 25, 2019

    What a sweet letter to your daughter. This place looks SO incredibly fun!!
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  • Lisa
    November 25, 2019

    This is quite an inspiring post! Being fearless isn’t easy to practice, but it’s something we all need to be in our lives. Happy birthday to your daughter!

  • Sarah
    November 25, 2019

    Happy birthday to her! She looks totally fearless

  • Mama to 6 Blessings
    November 25, 2019

    Wow! She is brave! NLooks like so much fun. I so could see some of my kids doing this!

  • Matt Taylor
    November 25, 2019

    Happy Birthday, Falynn!! Looks like you have one incredible daughter! 🙂 Wishing her the best on her birthday.

  • What a lovely post! It’s crazy how much strength, energy and fearlessness we all have at that age!
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  • Stacie
    November 25, 2019

    Happy birthday sweet Falynn! I am amazed at her natural modeling in your posts. I see big things in her future!

    • Heather
      November 25, 2019

      Her personality is something else, I have to agree!

  • robin rue
    November 25, 2019

    That looks so awesome. I love how kids just have no fear like that.

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