My darling daughter,
Six awe-inspiring years ago you brightened this world, and our lives, with your presence. From the start you weren’t what we expected. You were so much more. The answer to years of prayers; the light that brought me out of my darkness; the glue that holds our family together.
Every day since you’ve make us proud, and every day we are humbled by your love. You wake with such overwhelming joy, trusting that what’s in store will hold good things for you. And you work harder than anyone should ever have to, putting us all to shame with your grace and dignity.
You are shining so bright right now, awareness brimming in your eyes; in your feet; and on your tongue. This is your year, baby girl. It’s going to hold such great things for you; walking; feeding yourself; saying words. We’re going to claim that for you right now. And your Daddy and I are just so thankful we were chosen to be the ones going along for this ride.
You are our heart, my soul, and your Daddy’s drive. Happy Birthday, baby girl. We love you!
hold the power of heaven’s gaze;
from which angelic noise escapes;
my beautiful daughter,
my will she became;
with no words
and only a smile
the world, she’ll change.
Sierra Kummings (c) 2015