My Beloved first born:
You came to me in the most perfect moment. I was on a path of self destruction and there could have been more terrible things in store for me. God knew that I needed you, I needed you to save me from myself.
I didn’t know what I was doing or even what to do. What I did know is that I am a strong woman and can do anything I put my mind to and I just needed to get my life together.
After those 9 months of slight panic, there you were, my 7 lb 12 Oz first born daughter. All 10 fingers and 10 toes, brown eyes, a ton of hair and beautiful. How did I get so lucky given where I was at in life?
Over the years it was just you and I, you were and still are a little version of me (new and improved of course). You have seen a lot and been through life a bit with me. This will I hope open your eyes for the future.
Now we are here today, you will be 13 years old this year, where did the time go? I am not perfect and made many mistakes down the road as a single mom at the time. However, I did the best I could in those given moments.
I believe that you are going to do amazing things in life and I can’t wait to see what a beautiful and smart young woman you are and will be as you get older. Keep learning daughter and don’t let anything stop you! You are smart, beautiful, strong and full of personality! Reach for the Stars!