“You is kind. You is smart. You is important.” -Aibileen Clark, The Help (Photo by Amy B. Photography)
Let’s face it, being a girl is hard sometimes. It’s especially hard when you have two older brothers who like to pick on you from time to time, and a little sister that loves you so much that it’s sort of too much. If there is such a thing. That is what you have to deal with every day, Isabella. And you do an awesome job!
I love that you are your own person. Always remember that just because someone says something doesn’t make it true. Take a moment to step back and think about it. Chances are people are just talking crazy talk. The only opinion that matters is your own, and God’s.
I love that you have become such a bookworm. I’m so happy that I can share some of my favorite girlhood books with you! Your brothers weren’t very excited about Strawberry Girl, for obvious reasons.
I love that you’ve becoming such a great dancer. It makes me super, super happy to see you doing something that I love. And loving it, too!
I am excited to watch you grown as a gymnast. Even though it makes me a little sad at the same time. Because one day you will have to decide between dance and gymnastics. That day is far from now, but no matter what you chose I will support you and you will be amazing!
I wish I can protect you from everything. That is something that every parent hopes for. As you are learning to make your way in the world, I am learning to let go. So I can only hope, wish and pray that your dad and I have done our job and have instilled in you what you need to make it. Looking back at these past 8 years, I think we are all off to a good start.
I love how you are my little rule follower. It makes my life easier at times, and it makes your teachers’ lives easier, too.
I love your sense of style. Even though you and I don’t share the same love to everything glittery and covered with sequins.
I want you to be happy. I pray that you will be healthy. I hope you know that you are loved – always.
photo by Amy B. Photography