Looking over the years as I watched her grow into a young lady who is wise above her years, I realize how hard motherhood can be. Yet, rewarding.
I know I can be Mother Hover and want to shelter and protect her from the ways of the world, but I know that one day she will leave the nest and test her wings.
Life can be cruel and hard, but it can also be a lesson learned. I want her to know that.
As this is the year, the last year, before she officially becomes a teenager, I can only hope and pray that I continue to try to raise her right. And, that she choose the right path one day—for her. If not, I will continue to love her and trust that she will find her own way and place that trust in her to choose the life meant for her. I believe in her and know that she can accomplish anything she set her mind to.
I love you, my beautiful Aquarian daughter. May you continue to be smart, strong, empathetic, artistic, and all the things that make you, you.
Happy Birthday!!! 🎂🎈🎈
Photos taken by: Pamela Hester (I couldn’t choose one so I chose a “few,” from over the years.)