Welcome to these next four years full of discovery.
Days that will fly bye in such a way that at some point, way off in the future, you’ll look back on this time and wish you hadn’t rushed it so.
Pause here my love.
Enjoy the air turning from summer to fall and the field hockey games that will puncture its night sky.
Sit in the rocking chairs on the porch laughing until you cry.
Allow your mom to take you out on dates.
Go a whole week with letting the suns glow be the only make up that touches your face.
Remember the way it feels to walk in the door after a long day of school and practice and drop that heavy backpack on the floor. That’s the weight of the world falling away my sweet girl.
At fourteen you carry yourself with more grace than women two times your age.
You are resilient.
You are tough.
You are dependable.
You are honest.
You are without a doubt the best thing that came of my first 26 years on this earth.
Thank you for allowing me to grow this year and for forgiving me time and time again.
It is such a privilege to be your Momma.
I love you Sidney Reagan.
Happiest of birthday’s.
PS- no sap only upbeat for this year’s song