Monday, June 15, 2009

Conversation Hearts : She's 21

The tags Conversation Hearts have always been about my daughter Caitlin.

Since she moved out on her own, our daily chats are more like post it notes. Short and to the point. I really do miss her loud, moody, quirky, silly-self.

Like everyone else, jobs and money have been a speed-bump she's been trying to juggle. This kid has had a job, non-stop, since she was 15. She's a hair stylist, and like everything else, her industry is slowing down. Women are stretching their appointments longer and doing a lot of "do-it-yourself" coloring. (This has been an upside because they usually need a professional to fix it)

Caitlin just turned 21. Her car died. She needed to get another job. She was feeling pretty blue.

This, 2002 Saturn, owned by a little ole' lady only has 36K miles on it. No dirt, stains, chicken-McNuggets or footprints in it.

(Oops, crappy background, on work parking lot)

Happy Birthday Caitlin !

You are a hard worker in life and you're always striving to be better.

I love you,


lis said...

Happy Birthday Caitlin..
Way to go mom!!

Ree said...

what a great mom -

Happy Birthday Caitlin!

dkuroiwa said...

Have a great birthday, Caitlin.
And yeah, done raised that girl right!

Good for both of you!!

zelzee said...

Happy Birthday, Caitlin!

I am right with you........there is not much I wouldn't do for my kids!

Ya done good, mom!

Michael said...

Well since you're handing out cars, can I get in line???

Happy Birthday, Cait!

Karin said...

Happy Birthday to Caitlin. Good luck with the new job, new car, etc. May life always be good to you.....

linda- in c town said...

Good grief I can't believe that she's really 21!! Where did the time go to. Let me know when the next winner of a car comes in, Lindsey is going to need a up-date soon. Happy Birthday Cait!!!!

sgk213 said...

Happy Birthday Caitlin.I love my Saturn. Good Luck with the Job and the new car. Way to go Mom, a very nice 21st birthday gift.

Margie said...

Happy Birthday Caitlin... I handed down my 99 Saturn with 155K and still going strong! Now I'm workign on Saturn #2. When I picked it up from the dealership the salesman said; "see you in ten years"...

San said...

Happy "21" to Cait!
Congrats on the new job & car!