My dearest nine-year-old daughter:
You’ve always marched to the beat of your own drum, from the moment you decided to make your appearance in this crazy, mixed-up world — a full month ahead of schedule, and on Christmas Eve, at that!
I love your creativity and how you can take an old box and spend hours creating something unique and beautiful. I love that your art project always looks just a bit different than the sample.
I love your sense of humor and how you make me laugh when you’re not even trying to be funny.
I love your determination and how you set your mind to something and are bound and determined to accomplish it. And you always do!
And most of all, I love your sensitive spirit and how you care for everyone around you. I love that you protect the little ones at school and are always the first to speak up if you feel someone is being treated unfairly.
You have no idea how beautiful you are, inside and out, and I look forward to watching you grow into a confident, godly woman.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, precious girl!!!