There is a line in a book that Emma loves called "When I Was Little: A Four-Year-Old's Memoirs of Her Youth" by Jamie Lee Curtis. It says: "When I was little, I didn't know what a family was. When I was little, I didn't know what dreams were. When I was little, I didn't know who I was. Now I do!" This (in a way) sums up my feelings on my own life since Emma has been a part of it. When she was born, I felt like I suddenly had more purpose and direction, I had a real family of my very own, and I knew what it was to have dreams-not for myself, but for her. I hope and pray that I can be the kind of mother that can help her realize and achieve her true potential.
I feel so lucky to be her mom. Happy birthday my big girl! I love you!