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Happy Birthday Zoe

Happy Birthday Zoe. Today you are 5 and I am so happy to celebrate this big milestone with you.

For the last 5 years you have challenged me to be a better person by being a good mom to you. You have made me (sometimes painfully) aware of my lack of emotional connection from my own childhood. You require and demand hugs, kisses and comfort and over the last five years, I have learned to give them to you without question.

You have made me learn to listen and to acknowledge your big feelings even when it is painful to me.

You have made me adjust… sometimes I let you climb in the bed with me. That’s a huge adjustment and while I don’t sleep much when you do, I understand you need that comfort.

You have made me laugh with you say what you want when you want. With your keen awareness of what’s  going on around you. With your own laugh so full of joy.

People have said happy birthday to me on this day. At first I played it down, but truly I became a different person the day you were born. I needed this new birthday so I accept this acknowledgement and thank God for granting it to me through you.

I love your creativity and your artistry. I’m actually amazed at this natural gift you possess. Cherish it and I promise to support you in any art you choose to continue to explore.

Keep being the kind and caring person you are. This world needs more people like you. You have a lot to give to the world and this is the perfect place to start.

Happy Birthday Zoe. These five years have been fun and I look forward to more big birthdays and every days with you.

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