Ten years ago today I had one of THEE most amazing experiences of my life. A moment, if possible, I would happily relive over and over and over again.
A very tender soul wiggled her way into this crazy world of ours, and in an instant, made it a better and brighter place.
I remember the first time you and I locked eyes.
I said to myself..."this is an old soul" even though you were opening your eyes for the very first time. I knew there was wisdom inside of you that was well beyond your age in numbers. You have proven me right time and time again in these last 10 years with the compassion and concern you have for others...for your family, for your friends and for complete strangers. I strive to be more like you in those ways. You teach me so much as we are on this mother/daughter journey together. Thank you.
Thank you for being a light to anyone that knows you.
Thank you for the love and compassion that comes so naturally.
Thank you for truly caring to "do the right thing".
Thank you for being a good sister and friend.
Thank you for the hugs you give me first thing every morning when you see me...no words are exchanged, you just walk to me with your arms open wide. (this, my precious, is one of the absolute best parts of my day).
Thank you for simply being..."good"...in the grandest sense of the word.
I am better for knowing you.
I am better for loving you. (and boy oh boy...do i love you!!!)
I am better for being your mom.
Happy, Happy 10th birthday to you Boo!!!
I love you as wide as the sky and as deep as the sea...ALWAYS!!!!