Here you are, little girl, graduating from Kindergarten and getting excited about the big jump to first grade. We have the summer ahead of us...your last summer before becoming a full-time student. You've lost two teeth, can make your bed all by yourself and surprise me sometimes by doing random acts of kindness such as cleaning up the kitchen table by yourself while I'm busy tending to your baby brother.
You are my firstborn, my guinea pig, a carbon copy of myself--for good and bad. Dear daughter, I love you dearly. You are one of my biggest blessings and I'm so honored to be your mother. I love watching you discover the world and I love listening to you as you explain your many (enthusiastic) ideas. You are a sparkling light.