Dear Gracie Girl,
I kinda can’t believe that it is true, but it is indeed official. You are a bona fide teenager as of today. Yet I’m still trying to figure out how we got from this sweet little girl…
…to this all grown up teenager.
As much as I will always think of you as that little girl of mine, it has become very apparent to me this past year that you are anything but a little girl any longer.
Right before my eyes you have grown into this beautiful, confident, kind and caring young lady.
I’m constantly in awe of you, Gracie Girl. Just when I think I have you figured out, you go and do something totally out of the “Emma-norm” and completely surprise me. And I’m (not-so-secretly) so very happy to have such a talented and creative daughter.
To being an all-around good and dependable friend…
I think it is safe to say you are destined for very great things. And I’m so privileged to be around to witness them.
You add so much laughter, fun, and joy to our family and I’m thankful every single day for you and your great love.
May your teen years be a breeze. Happy 13th Birthday, my sweet, sweet little girl.
Love You Always,