Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Happy 10th Birthday!

Dear Kaitlyn,
Wow, an entire decade old!  Where has the time gone?  You are growing so fast and learning what you love and what you could do without (cleaning).  I love watching you explore new things.

Please never lose your determination and strong sense of YOU!  I absolutely love that you know just what you can handle and then you'll push yourself just a little bit more.  You are so brave to put yourself out there like that and this is something I have and always will admire about you.

While a lot of times your bubbly personality has Mommy and Daddy saying enough is enough I love seeing you smile!  The excitement you have for things is exhausting at times for your old parents here, but I really do love that life gets you so excited!

I know being the middle child has had its challenges, but you are a loving sister to all of your siblings.  Keep in mind how much you really do love Natalie when you get the urge to get her back for something she does or says to you.  It's so easy for you to hurt your siblings because you all love each other so much.  So always remember that love I know you have for them.  Even when they are frustrating you I know it's there.

If I were to give you one piece of advice it would be please don't shut me out!  As you get older lots of new things are happening in your life and I have been there before and I want to help you through these trying times.  So please come to me and don't shut yourself off. 

Happy 10th birthday Kaitlyn!  Welcome to double digits!  I love you now and forever!