I feel pretty lucky to be the mama of such an amazing 5-year-old. You amaze me every day with your ability to learn and teach and dance and skate and laugh and sing. You have a huge heart that is so full of love, and it's so easy to see that love in those beautiful brown eyes of yours. You can light up the room with your smile, and you give the best hugs ever.
I just wanted to let you know that I love you, and that I see you. I see how hard you work, how much you love your friends, how proud you are when you master something difficult. I see how it's sometimes a struggle to be a big sister, but how your kindness and compassion win out in the end. I see you watching and listening, taking in everything around you, and finding beauty in all of it. I see you, all of you, and I love you just the way you are.
The amazing thing about a mama's love (and a daddy's, too), is that it's a forever kind of love. You don't have to do anything to earn it or keep it, and nothing could ever make it go away. I have loved you since the beginning, and I will love you until the end. Have fun today, kiddo. I can't wait to pick you up and hear all about it :)