Oh sweet girl, here has the time gone?

You graduated kindergarten, turned six, and even braved the water slide at the pool. You rode a horse, discovered the magnificence of bath bombs, and drew quite the mural on my whiteboard at work. You covered your arms, legs, and back with temporary tattoos, enjoyed fireworks without ear defenders, and finally came to (somewhat) appreciate nap time.

We had so much fun eating ice cream sundaes and building blanket forts. I loved watching the Incredibles with you, and laughing together at the same jokes. It made my heart so happy that you loved reading A Light in the Attic as much as I did. And I will never tire of hearing you say you just want to snuggle with me.

The hardest part of parenting is having to let you go, little by little, as you become your own amazing and interesting person. You are growing up my wee girl, and now, are off to embark on an adventure all your own.

There won’t ever be a day that goes by that I won’t think of you. Be my brave girl. Try new things, and soak everything up. Enjoy broadening your horizons and experiencing a whole new world and culture. I’ll be right here waiting for you when you’re done, ready as ever to enjoy the marvelous human being you are growing up to be.