Dream Your Own Dream
My first beautiful and amazing love…
Now that you are TEN (10!!!), I can’t believe how much we’ve been through. You have always been my strength and my inspiration, my daughter. Through the years, you kept me going with your zest for life and infectious laugh. You give us so much joy and I know you will continue to do so.
Happiest birthday wishes to our wonderful daughter! Love, your mother
In this box you will find a treasure trove…
- My Little Pony (MLP) shoes you’ve wanted since you were seven. I’m sorry it took a while to find it. I meant is as a birthday surprise but through some unexpected circumstance, you’ve seen it. Please do pretend you haven’t. (wink, wink)
- A new windbreaker in your new favorite color for spring, for cold summer nights in Sardegna, for fall, and maybe for early winter too. We bought it for you on our trip to Portugal to show you that even if you’re not with us, we are always thinking of you.
- Two sets of one-piece swimsuits for this coming endless summer in Sardegna. I know you prefer them from two-piece ones.
- A number of summer dresses, tops, and leggings because you have and you are ever growing so fast! I’ve donated all the clothes, shoes, bags, and toys that you have outgrown and your drawers are empty. We are ever so happy to see you growing and we hope you’d eat and sleep more and think in bed less!
We love you so much and we hope you will always remember that! You were the first and you will always be #1 in our hearts no matter what!
Dream your own dream and follow your own star
There wouldn’t be a heaven full of stars if we were meant to wish on the same one
There will always be dreams grander or humbler than your own,
but there will never be a dream exactly as your own,
for you are unique and more wondrous than you know!
Do your best. There are no shortcuts on the way to a dream,
so give all that you have to all that you do.
And above all things, believe in yourself.
This is all your dream asks of you but this is everything!