ELEVEN! Can you Believe it!!!
When you were born, you came bursting into the world with your lips all puckered and your eyes wide open. I can remember seeing you for the first time and remember the joy I felt in holding all of your sweetness in my arms. You had an opinion from the day you were born. I remember when you were two and you decided you would only wear dresses everyday, and they could not be blue. "Cause boys only wear blue." You are a strong girl, with a very sensitive heart. I hope as you grow up you will use that for spreading good. Everyday I am so grateful to have you in my life, as you make those around you want to be better. You make lists, and are organized and you strive to accomplish every goal you set for yourself. You take everything in stride, and with enthusiasm. Your desire to do well, in school and all you do has lead you to succeed. I am so proud of you. I love that you want to finish your homework right way, and I never have to nudge you. Thank you so much for that. I hope you continue that through the rest of your school career as that will help you when making college choices.
I can picture every stage of your life, first steps, first words etc. When I close my eyes I can picture you with your blonds curls and chubby checks Saying you want "slawberries." It is so fun to watch you grow up. as you know what you like to do, even from the the time you were little you loved watching cooking shows and now you are becoming quite the baker and cook. You are good at it and we are especially loving it too! Yumm. You love to ride your bike, skateboard, Rollerblade and are getting quite good on your rip stick. You love to play soccer, swimming and hiking. You are so fun, and have learned that things only come easy when you practice. You have not given up when you could not do something you have stuck with it. Keep it up and I know you will do well in anything thing you try.
You were born to be a leader and people-impacter. I know at times we all stumble and yes, those time will come in abundance in life, just as you have in the past when things are hard just pull yourself up brush it off and start all over again. I know you like to do it your way, but what always will help you is if you turn to the Lord for his guidance in all things. You will never go wrong when you depend on what is true and right. I am so pleased with the girl you are becoming, struggles and all. I hope you know that no matter what frustrations come up, I LOVE YOU. Please know that my greatest desire is for you to be happy. I love being your mom, and look forward to all of life's moments with you.