I can’t believe it’s your last year of single-digit numbers! 9 YEARS OLD! It warms my heart to think of what a beautiful young lady you are becoming. You are such a thoughtful and helpful big sister. You feel what others are feeling, and are so emotionally aware of everything. You are my little artist. You are always drawing or creating something, and our house is filled with little things that you have made. This morning we sang happy birthday at our favorite restaurant at The Ranch, then we celebrated by going to the Sea Scape hotel in Ixtapa with water slides and other fun kids stuff. You had so much fun! I am very grateful for another year with you! Thank you for being my beautiful daughter. I love you and all of your freckles so very much.