To my darling Neve on your 12th birthday
I have 12 pieces of advice for you:
Keep being you. That strong willed, independent attitude will get you far in life - even if I do tell you off for it sometimes.
Roll with the mood swings, you don't always have to be positive and happy. It's okay to cry, for no reason whatsoever.
Whenever you see your reflection, I want you to smile, even if you don't like what you see. You are beautiful.
Always know you make me proud. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
You may be one of 3 children, but you are my only youngest daughter. I love you for the fair, organised and determined girl that you are.
If you have a problem and you really don't think you can talk to me, go to your sister. I may have been through adolescence, but she was there last and I'm proud you're friends.
As much as I am your friend, I am your mum first, so expect not to like me all the time. As long as you know I ALWAYS love you that's all that matters.
I don't care if you turn out to be a lawyer, a beautician or a vet. As long as you are happy, that's all that matters to me.
If you enjoy doing something, do it to the best of your ability. Always put 100% effort into having fun.
If you see someone who is sad smile at them, it will make you both happy.
Promise me when you are older, if you ever feel the need to change your looks with surgery, make sure you
a) Work on your self esteem.
b) Go to the gym for at least a month
c) Realise that you are unique and that's what makes you beautiful.
Treat people with the respect they deserve and don't let yourself be disrespected.
Happy birthday love mum xxxxxxxxxxxx