For Mary's 13th birthday we suprised her with 13 fun gifts! Nothing too big or extravagant, but what 13 year old doesn't like to open 13 gifts!
Her favorite was a note from her dad entitled "13 Life Truths for my Daughter on her 13th birthday." Drew spent 2 nights working on what he wanted to tell Mary. Every time I read them I tear up and I hope that as Mary's pulls that out from time to time over the years, she will reflect on his words of wisdom and apply some of those to her life.