Saturday, October 3, 2009

A Decade

Today you are 10 years old, double digits, a decade old. Can you believe it? 10 years ago today my dream of having a daughter came true and the Lord blessed me with you.

In the last ten years you have grown from a pimply newborn who cried non stop for the first few days until Grandma discovered you really liked to be swaddled into a happy baby girl who loved to go for walks and would sing la la la back at Aunt Jen and I as we walked you all over the neighborhood. You grew from a little girl who no one could understand and wouldn't talk because you were shy about being understood into an outspoken young lady with lots to say and no holds barred when it comes to saying it. You grew from a newborn to a toddler to a preschooler and a kindergartner to the lovely young lady you are right now and I couldn't be more blessed to be your Mom.
You have definitely grown and changed over the decade I have been blessed to know you and I can't help but imagine what the next decade will bring for you. I hope you are always as passionate as you are now, that you continue to stand up for yourself and other when you think things are wrong. I hope you continue to be your sisters best friend and your brothers' biggest pest. I hope you always have a passion for dance, for life, for learning and for fashion but most of all I hope you always want to always be near me, to be my shadow and my mini me while continuing to grow into your own awesome person.
I am just as excited for the next 10 years as I was going into the last 10. Love, Mommy


Cat October 7, 2009 at 10:05 AM  

Happy (belated) Birthday Sis! I hope you had a fantastic time at the MOA with your family and got spoiled rotten.

OhCaptain October 9, 2009 at 11:00 PM  

Aww...happy (belated) birthday! My oldest turned 10 this summer.

Jeanne October 13, 2009 at 5:43 AM  

What a lovely letter to your daughter (who is absolutely gorgeous, by the way).

Looking forward to reading over the next few years to see if her teenage years are as joyous as the first ten.

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