Dear Ellery Jane,
It started here.
You as the exclamation point at the end of my sentence.
Full of sass from the start.
Never one to shy away from your feelings you brought me to my transparency.
How have these years gone so swiftly by?
I can hardly breathe thinking of the moments that have made up these days.
My how well you have lived my girl.
Continue to be bold dear child.
Hold fast to your compass, your God.
Let me push you when it is necessary.
The days ahead will include moments of you doing the same for me.
Blessing upon blessing.
I can’t possibly put into words the joy it is to be your Momma, so instead this year I will let the pictures speak the words I cannot.
I’m here sweet, beautiful, sensitive, soulful girl.
We will dance together in the morning and I will watch you twirl your way into a new year.
It only gets better from here.
I love you to the moon and back,
P.S. It couldn’t have been anything else.