Wednesday, March 24, 2010


My daughter Brittany is brilliant.

Yes, I know, every mother says that, but she really is.

Brittany is my first baby - I had her when I was 19, really still a baby myself. As she has matured, our relationship has changed ~ Of course she still has things come up where she needs a little advice or coaching, but for the most part, I have been able to step back into the role of cheerleader, watching in awe as she takes on one thing after another with her delightfully sarcastic sense of humor and 'can-do' attitude.

At 21, she has already published her first childrens book (it's called "The Litch" by Clementine Pistaccio (great pen name huh?) - you can find it on Amazon or Barnes and Noble). She works full time and is taking a full load of classes at college. She volunteers through her work regularly for all sorts of good causes, Breast cancer awareness, MS, Prostate cancer, etc. And she is an amazing photographer!

Rock star right? This girl, she inspires me!

So my darling Brittany, should you read Mama's silly blog, I want to say thank you for:

Agatha Christie and working out together, vampire movies, and Pride and Prejudice, One Man's Wilderness, and anything Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, and James Dean, old movies...I used to introduce you to 'new' ones, now you are the expert, and being 'big sister Brittee' to these four little brothers of yours! You are my sweet pea frevs!


WrightStuff said...

Oh wow, you must be so proud. If she's this good now, who knows what the future might bring!!

Susan said...

Wow Julia, you must be incredibly proud - what an exceptional young lady. Be proud of yourself too, for being a great mom!

Thanks for your visit, I'm glad you enjoyed my crazy photos - have a great night, Susan

Jane (aka the girl in the brick house) said...

Thanks for your visit and encouraging words! And go your girl - lots achieved already in her life.

LL said...

Wjhat a great Ode to Brittany ...

Nicola said...

Awww you must be so proud she sounds like one amazing woman, lovely post!!

Rose Brier Studio said...

I'm delighted you visited my blog so I could discover yours! I have a 22 year old daughter and like yours, she blows me away with her creativity. She prefers me to be "mom," but if one day we become friends too that would be more wonderful than I can express (she's a very cool girl)!