Isabella, I wish you love, joy, laughter, happiness, silliness, strength, inspiration, motivation and the confidence to be yourself and to do what is true for you.
I'll be honest I worry a lot about what the future holds for her. I don't ever want her to feel deep sadness, but I know that's not realistic. I pray that she makes the right choices when big ones come up for her as she approaches her teen years. I know worrying is a waste of time. I think I know that. So I try to live now and enjoy every sweet (and frustrating) moment I have with her. She makes me smile, laugh and has brought such breathtaking joy to my life. I'm so lucky to be her mom and be with her to celebrate her 10th birthday.
Happy Birthday, Sweet Girl !