I am writing this letter to you on your tenth birthday. I still can’t believe that you are ten. I will always remember the day that you were born, and how ecstatic your Dad and I were to meet you.
When the doctor announced, “Congratulations, you have a daughter!” that was the happiest I’ve ever been in my entire life. And the first time I held you in my arms and kissed your sweet little face, I knew my life would never be the same.
I want you to know how extremely proud I am of you. You have grown into such a beautiful young lady who is kind, sensitive, caring, funny, and blessed with many talents. I love the passion I have seen you develop for dance, and you have truly blossomed into a ballerina over the past year.
I love the way that you are so in tune with others around you, and that you are always there to give a kind word to a friend who needs cheering up.
I love the way that you comfort your little brother when you see that he is upset. He will always remember it.
I love your smile and your laugh, and I love to hear you singing in the shower.
I love that you make a friend wherever we go, and that you always see the best in people.
I love the way that you try and help me when you see that I am struggling.
I love everything about you, inside and out, and there is nothing you could ever do that would make me stop loving you.
Though I may become annoyed, angry, or disappointed with you at times, that has no effect on the infinite bank account full of love for you that I carry deep inside.
Please forgive me for all the times I fall short as a mother, especially for the times I lose my patience or forget something important. I promise I am doing the best I can, but sometimes I make mistakes.
There is a saying that to have a child is to forever have your heart walking around outside your body.
You are my heart, my soul, my first love, my everything. I cannot wait to see what God has in store for you.
I hope that you have the most special birthday ever.
Love and kisses,
P.S. Double Digits!!!!!!