To my beautiful girl,
Today you are eleven. Well, at 11:32pm tonight you will officially be eleven, but we celebrate today, all day. I can’t believe you are growing up so fast, and are now what we fondly call a “tweenager”.
You make us smile, and laugh, and you are amazing.
If I could say one thing to you, on this birthday it is this…
Remember who you are. You are YOU, and you are amazing, and special, in your own right. You choose your path, you follow your path. No one else can tell you how to dream or what to dream. You stand tall, and you be you, and don’t ever let anyone else tell you to be something they want to you to be, if it doesn’t feel right to you.
You are fierce, you are strong, you are tougher than you think, and you have the whole world at your feet. The world is just starting to opening up for you. Your mum and dad are incredibly proud of you, and we love you.
Happy Birthday. Keep shining.
Oh, and this face you make, when your parents do things you don’t approve of? I promise you will be making it more, but that’s one of the many things we love about you. We promise to try not to make you make it too many times, but sometimes we can’t help it! 😉