F.E.A.S.T's Around The Dinner Table forum

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Well the day has finally arrived. 18 years ago today I gave birth to one of the bravest and most incredible people I know. 

Today might not be the one we had all imagined but we will make it the best we can. Not being with her this morning has been heartbreaking and there are not enough words I could text to tell he how proud I am of her. She is home for a few hours this afternoon and I can’t wait.

My birthday wish to her is that she begins to love herself again and sees for herself what a truly amazing person she is. If ED thinks it is going to win it has another thing coming. I’m not going to let it take away the life my little girl deserves. 

I hope this afternoon goes well yellowcaty, it’s horrible when we can’t have the celebrations we hoped for on big occasions I hope very much the year ahead sees lots of positive changes for your lovely girl xx 
I wish her a happy birthday and my biggest wish is that you can celebrate the next Christmas and her next Birthday together at home.
It will not be the same birthday today as the other ones have been in her life before but it can be a good day. Try to enjoy it! ❤
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
Happy 18th birthday to your beautiful girl
Enjoy your time together ❤️
What a strong, resilient, beautiful mother you are. Have a wonderful day with your courageous D 
Sending love to you all and birthday wishes for your daughter. I admire your spirit and know that this will help your daughter incredibly.x 
I hope the afternoon goes well. 
Happy birthday to your d. 
When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open.  (Dejan Stojanovic)

Food+more food+time+love+good professional help+ATDT+no exercise+ state not just weight+/- the "right" medicine= healing---> recovery(--->life without ED)

Happy Birthday to your beautiful and strong girl, Yellowcaty!

Warmest birthday wishes to your strong, beautiful daughter, and lovely virtual hugs to you, her strong and beautiful mother!  I hope the year ahead brings much joy and continued progress towards recovery.
It is good to not only hope to be successful, but to expect it and accept it--Maya Angelou