Dear Lily,

On May 4th, 2006 you stepped into our lives.
I couldn’t have imagined life six years later.

You’ve taught me more about myself than anyone.
Mostly because you are a lot like me.
The good and the not-so-good.

You strive for excellence in every way.
And you are driven to do better each time.

You’ve grown so much this year.
I can hardly keep up.

You read books to me now.
And you love going to school.

The little notes you leave to us around the house make me smile.

You’re a good friend and your friends look up to you.
I love that you care for them deeply.

Most of all, I love how you love Jesus.
How you worship Him in your own way.

I’m so proud of the girl you’re becoming.
I pray that this year will be even better!

Happy Birthday

I love you so much,