Today is Emily's birthday. She's 10.
She's happy. She's proud. She's confident.
She went to school today carrying her bright green cupcakes. 17 for her class. 1 for her teacher. 1 for the secretary. and 1 to bribe the principal for a new pencil.
Her words. Not mine.
She lost a tooth last night. This is an old picture so it doesn't show the missing tooth. She left it under her pillow and KNEW the tooth fairy would leave a $20 bill since it was her birthday. The tooth fairy left a $5 - and she was happy about that.
Tonight, we're having family over for a birthday party. I asked her what she wanted to eat. Steak and potatoes. She is so proud to be like her daddy.
She has a strong father. And she is a strong daughter. All of her.
Emily, you are one special girl. Don't ever let anyone tell you that you can't. You can. You know you can. You can be who you want to be. You can do all that God has for you to do. Be confident. Be proud. Be you.
I love you girlfriend. Happy double digits forever red headed super duper awesome steak and potatoes birthday!!!