I hope, beyond anything else, that you know how much your mom and dad love you. A friend said to me the other day, “Don’t you just love them so much? Don’t you just love them with every fibre of your being?”
If I could make just one wish, it would be for time to sloooooooow down. Amidst the “hurry ups!’ and the “clean your rooms,” the “it’s bedtime, pleeeeeeease don’t come out of your bed agains” and the “5 more bites” … I just wish that time would slow down. I really can’t believe that we’ve had 5 whole years with you. We’ll never have enough. Cruel as it is, time will not freeze. It can’t stand still. It moves on as it always has.
Five wishes are better than one anyways, right?
- Miss Fay and my little Eden-bean, my biggest wish for you is that you will be happy. That you will be able to find happiness always and in everything that you do. That laughter will be apart of your every day and that the joy you have shared with so, so many will last in you forever. You have fantastic memories, mom and dad love hearing you tell us about all the things you remember. I hope that you will remember all of our happy times together.
2. I wish for you to always be strong and healthy. That you’ll continue to love dancing and singing and running and skipping and jumping, that you will eat your dang vegetables but never be afraid to eat cake for breakfast (every once in a blue moon… you’re actually doing a great job eating veggies lately.)
3. I wish that you will never be afraid to BE YOU.
4. I wish for you to have the desire to be good. To be good human beings and to be respectful of everyone. I wish for you to make good choices and to be careful, to be kind and compassionate and to show gratitude.
The good friends are the ones who know you, the ones who come early and stay late to help you, the ones who let you cry on their shoulder, the ones who know just how to cheer you up, the ones who check in to see how you’re doing, the ones who make you feel good about yourself.
…the card games, the chore days, the car rides, the good, the bad and the ugly.
I love you,
*Thank you so much to my wonderful friends and family who helped me and saved me on this lovely occasion. You know how badly I needed you and you were there with smiles. Thank you for teaching me and my girls what friendship looks like. Nicole, Brittany, Liz, Taylor, Mom, Allison, Levi (Tarzan/Karzan) and Amy – Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Bean Boozled | Found at local grocery store, can also be found HERE
Ring Around the Nosy | HERE
Fay and Eden’s tops | Old Navy (on sale!)
Fay and Eden’s leggings | The Children’s Place (also on sale!)