You have such an interestingly distinct personality. Papa and I are constantly amazed by you and who you are becoming…
You are sweet and tender, but you’re also very strong and brave. You’re usually quiet, but you also love to sing and you’re such an excellent little speaker. A lot of times, you have this serious look on your face but when you do smile or laugh, you light up the entire room!
I love how you and your sister Summer have your own private little jokes and that you always make her laugh. I love how you adore Jo and how you always try to calm her down when she’s crying. I love the way you love Papa and how you shower him with kisses all the time. And I love how you’re so thoughtful, every single day you care to ask if I’m okay.
I’m so lucky to have you as my daughter. You make me, Papa and your sisters very happy. You make me very proud. I cannot imagine what it’s like to not have you because you bring so much love and happiness to our family in your own unique way. We’ve become a more interesting bunch because of you.
I pray that today, your special day, and every day from here on out, you’ll discover how rich and how beautiful and how amazing life is. May you recognize more and more just how much you are loved and cared for. I pray that as you grow, you’ll be confident and unafraid to be yourself, to do what you love and try new things.
Papa and I are here for you, Emma. We may not always understand you but know that we are and will always be on your side. Happy birthday, sweetie! We love you so SO much!