Dear Violet on your 5th birthday
I wanted to write you regularly as your grew up. To mark big days in your life, but each time a day I want to mark with a letter comes the words don’t. That ends today. Today you turn 5. By baby girl is growing up. At times I can see the big girl shining through, at others you are still my baby girl who needs her daddy. I want you to know that I love you I will always love and though you grow up you will still be my baby girl.
This has been a pretty important year for you. You started kindergarten, Changed Ballet schools, started hockey and grown up entirely too much. With each new challenge I see you shine. It’s a joy of watch how you throw yourself into each new task. You give everything your all and that’s amazing.
Looking forward to the year to head, there will be challenges and setbacks, but I’m sure there be even more accomplishments and successes. You just need to hang on to that spark of joy you bring to everything you do, it will make hard tasks more fun for you and everyone around you. The one thing I want you to remember whenever you face a challenge is to never give up. As long as you keep trying and do the best that you can do you will never be a failure.
Today it’s a short letter but there will be many more in the years to come.
Always remember that I love you and will always be here for you no matter what.