To My Daughter On Her 4th Birthday
My beautiful Parker,
Happy 4th Birthday, Princess!!! I wish I could bottle you up & keep you little for a little while longer!
I can’t believe it’s been four years since I first held you in my arms. The minute you came into this world, it was very clear that you were a beautiful force to be reckoned with– two tiny hands clenched into fists thrown up & the way you looked at the doctor when he took you out. To this day, you still give that same look sometimes!
I am so very grateful to have watched you blossom into such a loving, intelligent, strong, determined, empathetic, feisty, hilarious little girl. You walk into a room and instantly grab everyone’s attention with your bubbly personality and charismatic smile. You always know what’s going on — you literally never miss a beat! You’ve got it, and you own it and that my child is what I love most about you.
In the last four years, I’ve learned to be more me than I ever was before and I have you to thank for that. You’ve shown me the gratification in caring for someone more than I care for myself. You’ve inspired me to find humor in the most aggravating moments. You’ve pushed me to find and practice patience. (Whew!!!) You’ve made me find strength on the days when I thought I was too weak. You’ve even forced me to be more courageous, being my biggest cheerleader saying “you can do it, Mommy!”
My heart echoes your name all day, and it is because of you that my heart beats so strong. Waking up to you saying “Good Morning, mommy!” makes me feel like I’m the luckiest person alive. You know how excited you get when you see the sun shining? That’s exactly how I feel when I look at you!
You are my sunshine, Parker & my little best friend!
Every year is emotional for me & every year I write a letter to you. This year my birthday wish for you is that you always know just how special you are. I hope you always feel bold and confident enough to be you! That you never stop spreading love and that you keep dancing to the rhythm of your own beat. & I promise always to keep reminding you if you ever forget!
Happy 4th Birthday, my big girl! You are smart! You are brave! You are brilliant! You are beautiful! You are loved! You are AMAZING!
Mommy loves you! ❤️