I looked at you today and saw the same beautiful eyes that looked at me with love when you were a baby. I looked at you today and saw the same beautiful mouth that made me cry when you first smiled at me. It was not long ago that I held you in my arms long after you fell asleep and I just kept rocking you all night...
I looked at you today and saw my beautiful daughter no longer a baby but a beautiful person with a full range of emotions and feelings and ideas and goals. Every day is exciting as I continue to watch you grow. And I want you to always know that in good and bad times I will love you no matter what you do, or how you think, or what you say. You can depend on my support, guidance, friendship and love every minute of every day. I love being your mom.
Happy 9th Birthday Natalie, we love you.
P.S. Swim hard tonight!
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Monday, November 3, 2008