Happy Birthday 10 Year Old!!

Dear Sydney -

As you *finally* become your double digits I wanted to tell you how much I love you and how happy and blessed I am that you are my daughter.

Your smile is infectious and your laughter contagious. You always amaze me with the way you can stop and see the best of any situation. Your positive energy is one of your best traits.

You are a good friend. You take your time to help people and your compassion for others is beautiful. I envy your ability to go into any situation and find a friend. Always the social butterfly I know that as you get older this will only serve you well.

I have lots of memories of you - one of them will always be your love of chocolate and your length you will go to get it. I've never seen a child who could smell chocolate from a room away. You make me laugh with your sneaking into the kitchen, climbing up the chair, and shuffling through the pantry to find the cookies. Of course, because you are you it's easy to catch you. I'm thinking that particular attribute might be something your stepdad and I will relish during your teenage years.

I remember like it was yesterday the day you were born. When I first saw you I remember thinking that you were so small. Never liking to be wrapped up you were always on the go, ready to move around. You never EVER liked to go to sleep and still, to this day, sleep is not your friend. Please know when you get to be a teenage and wish to sleep all the time I will be waking you up earlier than you wish as payback.

Sydney, you are a beautiful person, inside and out. I'm so happy and proud to be your mommy.
Enjoy your birthday and remember:

I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living,
My baby you'll be.

Taken From I'll Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

Love Always -
xoxo, sober mommy


Sober Mommy said...

Happy 10th Birthday Sydney! Tell your mom she needs to buy you a pony. :-)

Sober Mommy said...

Happy 10th Birthday, Sydney!!! Hope it has been a great day for you! My girl will be 10 too, in 10 days! Welcome to the double digits!!!

Sober Mommy said...

happy 10th birthday sweetheart. You're gorgeous and year 10 will be great!

Sober Mommy said...

That's awesome that you got addiction treatment of some kind so you could be there for your kids.

Sober Mommy said...

omg that last little rhyme did it for me! makes me tear up!

Sober Mommy said...

happy birthday!!!!!! Your teenager is nearly here!


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