I’ve loved her for almost 17 years at this point.
Because from that first amazing moment that I found out I was pregnant with her…I was so deeply in love.
She’s my first child, my first daughter, my first everything. The first time I cried from a heart bursting with pride was watching her perform after a week-long theater camp. I’ve been amazed MANY first times over at this point. There’s a reason I often tag my Instagram photos #shesamazing. It’s because She. Is. Amazing.
She’s smart. She’s witty. She is a workhorse. She is strong. She is loyal. She is caring. She is sensitive. She is confident. She is everything I wish I had been when I was 16.
She’s the best big sister. She’s responsible and compassionate She spends time learning about her siblings — what they like, what they don’t and what makes them “tick”. She is fierce in her protection of them and isn’t afraid to make it known.
And she’s so amazing that I have a hard time taking credit for any of it. She’s so amazing that raising her hasn’t felt like as much work as I always thought it would be. She’s so amazing that to know her is to love her in every sense of that cliche.
I could never write words that would be enough to describe how much I love her.
I am honored that God allowed me to be her mother. It continues to be one of the greatest joys in my life.
Happy Birthday to my girl, Sarah.
You’re a strong, beautiful young woman.
Nothing can stop the force that is you.
Happy Sweet 16, my girl.