To my beautiful Gracie-Mae,
Today my sweet little girl, you turn seven years old. How time flies! How is it possible that it’s already 7 years since you made your grand entrance into this world?!? Little did I know how much you would change my life, turn it around & upside down. You were always a pickle straight from the start, making your Daddy & I wait an extra 12 days to meet you, you were just far too comfy in my tummy!
7 years old. That is really a big girl now. You are totally your own person, you know your own mind, & you are strong-willed & strong-minded, which drives me insane & delights me, in equal measures.
You are such an incredible girl: you take after me in that you’re a total bookworm, I love watching you devour books, & I’m so proud that you can read pretty much anything now! I love watching you curl up with your blanket & a good book, going into your own little world, just reminds me how grownup you are getting now.
You are a wonderful sister to both of your brothers. You & Jamie are like the best of friends, (when your not squabbling over something of nothing!) & you've taken Isaac right under your little maternal wing. My heart bursts with pride with how much love you have got to give, your such a caring little soul.
You make us laugh, you make us proud, you make us happy. I sometimes worry for you, as 7 years old seems so much older these days than when I was 7. I want to be able to protect you from the nasty stuff out there, whilst letting you have your independence as you get older, spread your wings & fly, making your own mistakes, & learning from them, as you go along. I try to, & I hope I get the balance right.
Whatever you do with your life, whoever you choose to share it with, wherever you decide to go, I will love you, be proud of you, & want to be a part of your life. So feel free to go out there, be who you want, & live your dreams, as it’s your life.
It is clear that you have so much to offer this world. There has always been something so special about you. I love you & could not be more proud of my seven year old! Happy Birthday, Gracie-Mae. You light up my life.
I hope you have the best day!
Lots and lots of love,