On Friday you turned 8.
8How big is 8! Just the other day your were my sweet first baby. Your looked at me with that wrinkly little frown only newborns have. Now you look at me with courage and confidence. Ready to face another year. Last year you had no front teeth and I will always remember you that way on your 7th birthday. This year you are all long brown limbs and swaying long hair stuck in my memory forever as your 8th birthday look.
I just love your enthusiasm for life and all that it holds. I love how hard you try at everything you take on. Your determination is awesome.I love your warmth and the respect you show for others. But most of all I love your warm kind heart, especially to others less fortunate in any way. Your incredible hunger for knowledge still takes me by surprise and I love how you remember every little bit gained.
Your passion for animals and nature is truly exceptional. I think you may be the very first little girl to ask for a party to support the rhinos for your birthday. Their plight is very close to your heart and I love how you now not only (still) want to be a vetinary surgeon, but also one that specifially looks after rhinos (and be a field guide and a pilot and many more things)
Mommy loves you as much as all the tiny grains of sand on the beach and right to the very bottom of the ocean and back.
Happy happy 8th Birthday.