Oh my darling girl…how did you get to be 7 so very quickly?
It seems but a blink of an eye that you were that tiny wee person who first came home to us nearly six years ago.
Since that first day we met you, you’ve held our hearts. We’ve watched you grow from a shy and quiet little tot into the confident, outgoing and exuberant girl you are today.
Now, I’ll be honest, there are days when I truly believe that you completely overdo the “confident and exuberant” thing with it slipping into “bolshy and obnoxious”, but never be fooled, little one, I wouldn’t have you any other way.
I love your strong sense of self. Your joie de vivre. The fact that everyone who meets you loves you. Your kindness to others is humbling and your sense of justice ferocious. I pity the fool who gets on the wrong side of your right hook…your daddy taught you well!
So, happy birthday angel girl…keep it up. Keep fighting for what you believe in. Keep loving with every ounce of your being. Keep dancing like no-ones watching (although learning to sing in tune would be marvellous). But most of all keep being you. You are amazing and we love you to the moon and stars and back, with jelly tots and lemon icing.
Oh, but one last thing….no…you can’t marry Harry Styles! 😉
Note….it was Button’s birthday on Monday, but I’ve been a wee bit too overwhelmed about her growing up too fast to write before now. Believe what they tell you…time goes by in a flash.