We just celebrated your fifth birthday, my sweet girl.
Now that you’re getting older, I often wonder what you’ll remember about your childhood.
Will you remember that your daddy and I decided to forgo the big birthday party in favor of spending the day celebrating you, just the four of us?
Will you remember that you awoke to a bedroom filled with pink and light blue balloons? Daddy and I snuck them in the night before and nearly woke you up. Who knew balloons were so loud?
Will you remember that we continued our birthday breakfast tradition with birthday cake pancakes?
Will you remember spending the afternoon at the park?
Will you remember asking for oatmeal for your birthday dinner?
Will the presents that we gave you be happy memories?
Will you remember your initial disappointment when you saw that I made you a white cake (not light blue!)?
Or will you remember the joy you felt when I cut your cake open to reveal what I had hidden inside for you?
If you remember nothing else, Katie, please remember these five things…
You have blessed our lives with your amazing little spirit.
We cherish each and every day we have with you.
You are beautiful both inside and out.
Mommy and Daddy love you with an intensity that we could have never imagined.
You were so worth the wait.
With a heart brimming with love for you,