Double Digits

Today my beautiful daughter Brooklyn turns ten years old.

Ten

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9….10

DOUBLE DIGITS – what?!?! Where did the past 9 years go? It feels like just yesterday that she was wrapped up in my arms looking up at me for the very first time. Now, she sits here in front of me – a pre-teen, a tween, whatever it is you are when you are no longer my little girl but not yet my teenager. Where did my little girl go?

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Butler-0231My  dear sweet girl – I celebrate YOU and all of your awesomeness. What a ride these first 10 years have been. You have been asked to endure more than most people will experience their entire lives and still have that smile on your face. That contagious, infectious smile that lights up the world of anyone around you.

You my brave girl have inspired, encouraged, educated, and given hope to so many people, including me – every single day and I thank you for that. On a day that you deserve to be showered in gifts I want to thank YOU for being one of the most amazing gifts the God ever blessed me with.

Happy Happy Birthday Brooklyn. I love you more that words can say……

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