On the occasion of your 7th birthday, I sit to write you a note to let you know how proud I am of you. You are growing up so fast and I keep wanting to say, "Whoa, let's slow this down!" It seemed like yesterday you were this tiny little infant and then I blinked and you turned into this sassy, fashionable, rock start of a girl. You have an innate style all your own and I love shopping with you.. Every day I look forward to seeing what ensembles you come up with to wear. One of the things I love most about you is that you are so confident and I hope your confidences never fades.
Then you were born with these crazy gorgeous doll-like features. You have such an amazing face, with delicate features. I had a man stop us once and say, "When they make dolls, they base it off a face just like your daughters. She is beautiful." There is nothing in the world like the sound of a little girl's giggle. I could listen to you laugh all day long.
You have such an amazing joyful personality and you have a natural talent with people, especially adults. You often chat with the neighbors from your bedroom window when you are supposed to be sleeping. Our neighbors love it, and we look the other way. We love that you invite them over regularly for "surprise parties" which translate into "Mom, surprise! We are having our neighbors over!"
Sweet AK, I love you with all my heart. You bring so much joy to our lives and I can't imagine my life without you. When times get tough, remember you have a huge support team behind you. Most people just have one family cheering them on, but because of the miracle of adoption, you have two giant families rooting for you, plus a whole neighborhood full of fill in Grandparents. There is something comforting about having a huge team cheering you on.
I love you,