You are 7 years old!
One of your other gifts from Daddy and me was taekwondo classes at the local rec. center. You have been asking me about taekwondo for nearly 6 months so it was a great joy to see your face as you opened the note explaining when your lessons would begin.
Favorite Color(s): Purple, red, blue
Best Friend: Rico
Favorite Animal: Tiger (all cats)
What do you want to be when you grow up? Archeologist, scientist
Favorite Movie: Sing
Favorite Book: "That's hard. Ummm....Magic Tree House series"
What makes you happy? Reading, swimming
What makes you sad? When people bully me about my hair
Favorite Food: Cherries
Favorite Song: Happy New Year (in Chinese)
Favorite Game: Life
Favorite TV show: I don't know...what did Lucy pick? I guess Lion Guard
Happy Birthday my little girl. You confound me, vex me, astonish me and bring me great moments of utter joy. And that is what life is about I suppose. It is not a straight line nor is it designed to be devoid of struggle or heartache. The key is to learn from the struggles and move on from the heartache to see the beauty of the life you have been given as well as the beauty that your life brings to those around you. To feel in your bones the love that surrounds you every day.
That was my wish as you blew out your seven candles.