It seems like just yesterday that you came into this world, fighting for you very life. In the blink of an eye, you went from a tiny, little baby to being a little lady. Today, you are seven years old — Mama’s Big Girl — amazing, beautiful, smart and often frustrating. You have grown so much in these last years that it blows my mind! It just seems so surreal. I didn’t have any hope of becoming a mother nearly eight years ago, but then I found out I was pregnant with you and my dream was finally coming true. Your daddy and I will sing “Happy 7th Birthday, Baby Girl” later today and wish you all the love and happiness you can handle.
Because that is really what life is all about, love. And kisses. And hugs. You can never have too much of them. And no matter what, even if you’re in really big trouble, we will always love you. Don’t forget that, ever.
I have often thought that the best parts of your daddy and I are alive and well in you. I do think it’s true — except for the attitude part, that needs to dwindle a bit. Sometimes it’s like you’re 7 going on 16. You want to do so much, see so much, all by yourself — I just want you to be my little girl for as long as possible. I don’t want to miss anything. Although I feel as if I already have.
My Angel Girl, I am so proud to be your Mama. You amaze daddy and I every day with your intelligence and silliness. We love you to the moon and back. Always.
So happy birthday, my beautiful girl. May you have a long, happy life and never know a day without love and kindness. And may you always know how to successfully repel The Free Range Stupid™ so that you don’t have to deal with them like your Mama does.
Category: The Diva