Oct 10, 2012
To Stella: On her 5th Birthday
Hey Kiddo! I love you. You know that right? I love you for being you. We've had this conversation alot lately and I just want to make sure you know. Tonight when I tucked you in, I told you I was proud of you. And I am. You asked me why. These are some of the reasons. I am proud of you when you are kind, to your brother and to your friends. I am proud of you when you do right. I am proud of you when you choose to love God. I am proud of you because you are compassionate.
I love you, too. I love you for all the reasons I am proud of you, plus some. I love you, most of all for being You! You are funny and smart. You try hard, you love hard. You have high highs and low lows. You use words that make adults laugh. You say things like "well, as you know..." and "was there bad traffic?" and all sorts of other, very grown-up sounding words and phrases.
You make me laugh all the time. I can't wait to see what this year holds for you!
Love you, Girlfriend!