Happy Birthday Princess...
I really can't believe it has been an entire decade! I remember on March 6, 2007 at 9:05pm, 17 years old and scared as heck because I was now responsible for a whole human being. I remember Nana taking us home and on our way there, she stopped at the dollar store leaving us in the car. I remember looking at you with tears streaming down my face because I was so terrified about this journey and wondered if I would even be a good mom to you. Fast forward to ten years later...I'm not so nervous anymore and I'm not so unsure anymore.
You are my whole heart little girl and I can sincerely say I don't know where my life would be without you. See, you've taught me a strength that I never knew existed! You taught me selflessness! You taught me forgiveness and the art of letting go! You're only TEN but the love you've given me is enough to last me a lifetime. Not many people know what we've been through kiddo and not many people could've have survived it like we did.
I pray for the next decade you keep getting stronger and you dance until your feet hurt! I pray you continue to be kind and loving and compassionate, willing to sacrifice so much to help others and see them happy! I pray you always look at me with those pretty eyes and give me a kiss and tell me "I love you so much mommy!" I'm learning and growing in this thing called motherhood and sometimes it's such a scary and unpredictable journey but I pray when it's all said and done, you will be more than proud that God made me your mother!
I always tell people life is purposeless before you have kids because little girl I found my purpose for living in you! I know you said I can't kiss you in public anymore and I can "sometimes" hold your hand but since it's your birthday, I hope you make an exception. I love you ladybug, infinity times forever! Happy Birthday!