I’m old enough to be your mother, honey, and I was there when your father’s achy breaky heart made him famous when you were just a twinkle in his eye. While I don’t watch you or your alter ego, Hannah Montana, my children do. My own daughter is your age.
For the life of me, I can’t wrap my brain around a $4,000 ticket to your concert. I know that’s on the high side, but I still don’t understand $214 tickets, either. Of course, you can’t help any of that–it’s a supply and demand thing, and apparently you have legions of insane fans. More likely, your fans have insane parents.
You’re coming under scrutiny by Consumer Reports for not wearing a seatbelt and broadcasting that for squillions of adoring movie-goers to emulate, but I’m sure that was just a one-time occurrence.
When your parents named you Destiny Hope, they saw great things for your future. How could I not love you for assuming your nickname, though, because you smiled so much as a youngster?? That’s the best.nickname.EVAH.!
I pray for you, sweetie. I pray that you’ll continue to be a role model and inspire little girls everywhere. That you won’t get married one minute, then divorced, then married, then divorced, and have children in between, and and shave your head and party til the cows come home and flash crotch shots at the paparazzi for God and your mama and your daddy and everybody else in the world to see.
But mostly I’m writing to say I think you’re a pretty neat kid. Dressed beyond your years in a white Celine sheath dress and Sergio Rossi stilettos at the Grammy’s this year, you had the nerve to say this when asked about guys and dating and Valentine’s Day:
“There’s only three guys that I love right now, and that’s Jesus, my brothers, and my dad.”
You, my dear, ARE destined for great things for a long…long time.
Don’t ever change, okay?
Photo credit here.
Amen to that, Sista!
Like a breath of fresh air, she is. Whoever would have thought that Billy Ray was gonna be such a great dad?
Ha! Great minds think alike… I was just thinking the very same think about Miss Cyrus. Hopefully she’ll take the sane road.
I love her!
I was working on an interview with Mike Snyder and Billy Ray and Miley came up…I can’t believe how much I adore this family. I pray for them too.
She is awfully cute and funny. I actually watch the show occasionally-it always cracks me up.
I have yet to follow Miley, but I did dance to her father’s song “Achey Breaky Heart” when I use to clog back in the day…smile
I hope she doesn’t succumb to peer pressure in her next coming years.
I don’t have kids, therefore, I don’t know much about Miley Cyrus, but just from the bits I’ve seen of interviews with her, and from your post alone, I like this kid.
I also REALLY like that Taylor Swift chick…another breath of fresh air.
So far anyway! 😉
Her daddy and mommy done raised her right. I’ve been so impressed with how well they have steered her. What a truly great role model. Compared to some others….
she is a breath of fresh air … especially after britney, lindsay, etc etc ad nauseum.
you go, miley.
Way to go Ms. Cyrus! And Pensive too! Great post!
Cool! I too remember when her daddy’s Achy Breaky came out and all my children were small and we would dance all over the living room together to the tune. My kids loved it and I even bought and listened to more of his music. Another favorite I have of his is the memorial one, can’t think of the name right now. And, shhh, I have one of his songs on my mp3, “It should have been me”.
I haven’t really had anything to do with his daughter yet but I suppose in the future I may and, like you, I hope she stays pure.
I totally agree with you. We are big Miley/HM fans around here. My six year old has a poster and calendar of her in his room and I’m totally fine with that.
She seems to really have her head on straight. And, watch her show sometime, it’s actually very funny and well written.
Plus Dolly Parton makes some guest appearances and sweet niblets, you can’t go wrong with Dolly!!
Amen and amen. My girl LOVES watching her. If only we had cable to do so regularly… Ahhh, there’s always the redbox.
She seems to have a good head on her shoulder and more importantly, parents who actually care about her more than her “career”.
Oh, and technically, wouldn’t that be more than three guys?…
As I was reading your post from today about giving blood, and then scrolled down to this one, it occurred to me that she looks like you a bit. She could do a lot worse than being completely hot when she grows up. 😉
Beautiful letter, Robin. I’ve talked about this same thing with my daughter. We’ve watched the other trainwrecked young stars and then watched Miley moving toward greatness. We just hope she stays the person she is, in the new world she’s entering.
We never hear anything about her mom – but I hope she’s traveling with her…
that’s a great letter….she’s a cool chica!
hope she manages to keep it all together 🙂
I keep thinking about something I heard a young Christian artist say (a painting artist … not singing artist)
He mentioned how difficult it was to receive and acknowledge the praise, in the right attitude.
He said that man was made to give adoration to God. Man wasn’t made to receive adoration.
Hollywood (and the entertainment industry) is full of people who have been adored and simply began believing the hype. Ruins them.
Hope she wears out the knees of her jeans…