She was 5 when I met her.
All freckly and toothless. Full of innocent puppy dog love and need.
We instantly fell in love.
She would crawl into my lap with a pencil and paper and practice her newly found writing skills. Really, all her words were random letters that she would make me turn into words…
It was precious.
It was her that crawled into my lap, shortly after our meeting…and she wrapped her little hands around my neck and whispered…LOUDLY…that she had a good idea, I should marry her Daddy.
We took her advice. And got married.
And because of that, I have had the privilege and honor of watching this little precocious, sweet girl grow. Into a beautiful, smart, caring, empathetic young woman.
I am proud to be included as one of your Mommy’s.
I am proud of who you are and what you are starting to become.
You are a special young woman.
I love you. So much.
You…are MY baby. MY daughter…for all practical purposes. And I love you no differently than those 3 that came from my own body.
So with that thought in mind…
I wish you the happiest of birthday’s.
May life bring you EVERYTHING you want. Even if you have to work…HARD…for it!!
I love you.
EDWARD IS MINE!!
Happy Birthday to my 13 year old!!
your other mommy