To my precious daughter on her sixth birthday:
“You smile brightens my soul and your laughter warms my heart.
I truly think you’re gorgeous – even when you fart!
Every day I thank the universe for giving you to me.
And I am always here for you – even when we disagree.
Six years ago you changed my life in a way words can’t describe.
And now you’re the head of our merry little tribe.
You insist my face is the last one you see before you close your eyes.
I kiss you tight, scratch your back and keep watch ’til you rise.
I love your laughter, your spunk and how much you care.
Everything you do makes me so very proud my dear.
For the rest of my days I will fill your heart with love.
I’ll protect you from dangers, below and above.”
(This is some of what I’m going to write in a card for her to read when she’s a mum herself)
Every time I look into your dark brown eyes I remember meeting you for the first time, you stole my heart and still have a piece of it.
You’ve never been a child that cried unless you were hurt and you’ve never been nasty or angry unless you were wronged.
I wish I could spend every second of every day with you, to share your laughter and take half of your pain.
There’s not a nasty bone in your body and I’m sure there will never be. I’m so thankful I have you and I’m so proud of you my girl.
I can’t wait to be your best friend.
Here’s me on my sixth birthday – 20
**cough – BULLSHIT years ago ;).
What are you thankful for right now?
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And don’t forget Monday is April Fool’s Day – so keep your wits about you!
(just kidding it’s Tuesday)
Getting my thankful on with Rhi @ A Parenting Life for Thankful Thursday
And rewinding with Bron and Sonia for Weekend Rewind