This little girl will forever be our little girl. She is often mistaken as her sister’s twin, she adores her brother and sister, she is a loyal and generous friend, and an inspiring mother, and forever our baby.
Today our quiet and enchanting youngest child turns twenty. Hard to believe all of our children are in their twenties now! (Seems truly that Doug and I were in our twenties but a minute ago.) I am proud of how this amazing, feisty, fun child has become an amazing, feisty, fun, and elegant young woman. We are so lucky that we were chosen to be her parents. That we got to raise this smiley red head. That she is our baby. Our life has been so much better because of it.
I have learned so much from this young woman with her wit and strength, her independence and her grace, she is a fine example. Today I wish my Emily Lynn peace in the chaos of life. The ability to see past bills, and work, and people, and modern life and see the enchantment and joy of the every day. To see that everything passes (rather quickly) and to take a moment to breathe in youth, and stars, and flowers, and hiking trails, and that she sees all of her dreams come true.
Happy Birthday Baby Girl. Dad and I love you soooo much! I am proud to call you my daughter and friend.