How can it be four years since I held you in my arms for the first time? How is it that time flies by so fast, and taking with it all the small memories of the past? How, just how, is all that happening so fast?
I still remember the day you were born like it was a few hours ago. Your little brown eyes wide open with wonder, not a blink, or even a flinch. You wanted to see who was surrounding you, and likewise we all wanted to see and meet you. You turned my dreams of being a Mother into a reality and introduced me to myself in ways I had not known before. I sometimes sit and look back on all those pictures from the day you were born, my eyes filled with tears and my heart full of joy, as I appreciate that life changing moment. You showed me the meaning of unconditional love and for that, I will forever be grateful.
I have watched you grow and turn into an amazing, adventure filled little girl who keeps me on my feet in many ways than I ever imagined. You are that little girl I wanted to be. Strong willed, determined, kind, shy but well spoken, confident, and just down right smart. You know what you want and you are not afraid to go get it.
Please never let go of that.
Be you and do it fully. Do not apologize for being different, infact strive to be different and you’ll see many other perspectives. Life is full of adventure and never miss a ride. Try new things, meet new people, pursue your passions and remember to have fun ALWAYS. Fall down, but get up and try again. Do not let fear steal from your life. Know that mistakes are just a big part of learning. They are lessons preparing us to be the best version of ourselves.
I can only hope that your birthday is everything you dreamed of and more. Always remember that you are truly loved. You are your father’s daughter and your Mother’s best friend and we both will always be here for you.
Your adventure is only beginning now and I can’t wait to watch you enjoy the ride. Continue to let your light shine and spread happiness across the world, one cute smile at a time.
Keep this letter as a reminder that even when days are tough or we don’t seem to be on that same page, that it will all be out of love for my dearest child, I may have given you life, but you gave me a ton more reasons to live.
Happy Birthday Kamo