14th Birthday Wishes

Fourteen years have come and gone,
14 years of joy and bliss.
Today, we see a brand new dawn,
14 more years of happiness.

Happy birthday to my favorite 14-year-old.

I have watched you grow from a tiny baby in my arms to a lively, laughing girl to a beautiful young woman. I am so thankful for the 14 years I’ve gotten to spend with you, and I look forward to seeing where life takes you next. Happy birthday, sweetie.

As sons go, we could never have asked for a kinder, stronger, smarter, or more thoughtful young man than you. As parents go, you could never have found two who adored you more than us. You will always have our love and support. Happy birthday.

You’ve been a teenager for an entire year now, and you haven’t crashed, broken, tripped over, slammed, whined about, rolled your eyes at, forgotten about, or slept through anything. Congratulations, and keep up the good work!

I thought about texting you, Tweeting you, and posting birthday wishes on your Facebook wall, but some things are better the old-fashioned way, so I emailed you instead. Happy birthday!

What do I get for the 14-year-old who has everything? You own technology I’ve never even heard of. You know how to access all the movies, TV shows, music, and books you want. The Internet has more games for you to play than I could ever buy, so I got you the only two things I knew you would need: my love and cold hard cash. Happy birthday.

From the moment I met you, I knew we would be best friends. You’re funny, smart, trendy, talented, fun, and all-around awesome. Happy 14th birthday, bestie!

Your 14th birthday is an exciting stage of life. You can have fun, explore the world, and learn new things like you did as a kid, but you can also enjoy more freedom, independence, and responsibility as you grow into an adult. This is the age when you make new friends, discover new possibilities, get a clearer picture of your future, and find that one thing you’re truly passionate about. I wish you all the best and encourage you to enjoy this time in your life.

As you settle in to your teenage years, I reflect on the path you have led and what a blessing you have been on my life and the lives of everyone who has ever known you. I thank God for you, and I pray that He gives you a wonderful year ahead full of joy and love and laughter. Happy birthday.

On this day, a baby was born.
Every day since, she’s been adorned
in love and gifts and friendships, too.
Fourteen years ago, that baby was you.

Have a wonderful birthday.

I know we have never been close, but a 14th birthday is a big deal, so I just wanted to remind you that I love you and will always be here for you. In the future, I hope we can stay in touch. For now, have an incredible day.