My Dearest Sydnie,
Today you rounded the corner
to the big number 8.
I loved decorating your door and
leaving you a special little note on your pillow
(even though i silently struggled here and there to grasp that you are REALLY 8).
You continue to bring laughter and bright light
to each and every day.
I am BEYOND grateful to be your mom
to raise you and watch you continue to blossom.
Thank you for your infectious spirit.
your sense of style.
your independent nature.
your love for paper and pens
and markers and paints
(and your sisters too)
your willingness to be totally weird with me....
(cuz as you say "mom youre so weird...but in a good way!)
your love for your sister
your free spirit
your fabulous conversations
your tight squeezes
the smiles and love that you
give me day in and day out.
as i have told you many times before....
your ability to
"march to the beat of your own drum and really own it"
is something I ASPIRE TO BE more like.
i learn from YOU
i am abundantly blessed to be your mom....
thank YOU for being my girl, my little rockstar.
and remember the world is yours baby
you can be anything you want to be!!
i love you
the last number.
here's syd's music choice for her bday!
(apple didn't fall far from the tree in
the music realm)