As I sit down to write this, I can’t help but think of how incredibly proud I am of the young lady you are turning out to be. I cannot wait to see what life brings you and what you make of it. You are amazing and smart and so funny. You make me laugh for days with your endless goofiness. The time is passing so quickly and I truly cannot believe you are 11 years old today.
I want you to always know that you are unrepeatable, irreplaceable and unique. The day you were born the world changed for the better and you bring light and love into this crazy place in a way that no one else ever has. Don’t ever let anyone convince you that you can’t do something. When they tell you that you can’t, prove them wrong and keep shining.
Do not let your life be about circumstances or excuses. Be so undeniably you that nothing can hold you back. Do you know how amazing you are? You are capable of greatness! Let’s say that again and let it sink in. You are capable of greatness! You can do whatever you want with this life, make the most of it – Dream big. I hope you continue to look at the world with such enthusiasm and energy. You will do great things, you will go to great places. I believe in you.
Life will have its flaws and you will make mistakes. Take those mistakes and learn from them. Learn to look at the beauty between the flaws. Never stop being kind and share your kindness with the World. You have the most compassionate heart and it will steer you in the right direction.
And that is my wish for you – Be bold. Be kind. Be strong. Dream as hard as you can and make it come true. Be whoever you wish to be, take chances and don’t hold back, learn who you really are. Do not settle in life, step into your fears and embrace the uncertainty. Spend your days laughing and fighting for what you believe in. You are stubborn and headstrong, for sure a force to be reckoned with. Most of all, never change for anyone.
Always remember, I am here for you no matter what. I will hold your hand, cheer you on and remind you how beautiful of a little girl God made you to be. As you get older, I hope to show you why you should always be good to yourself, to keep a close relationship to God and how to forgive yourself when you will inevitably make mistakes. Never loose your faith. The hard times will teach you to overcome and persevere. I promise you can do it and if you fall, I will be there to catch you.
I will love you always,