As of today you are officially a 3rd grader!
Wow, 3rd grade...
I swear we just dropped you off at Kindergarten.
I hope you know how proud your Daddy & I am of you.
You've become such an amazing kid right before our eyes.
The little toddler who loved Sesame Street & dancing until you fell down
is now a full fledged 3rd grader,
running around with your friends,
working hard at karate to get your purple belt,
talking to us like a little adult.
It makes my heart happy and sad all at the same time.
I love that we have long talks on the car ride home
from summer camp everyday.
You telling me all the new things you did,
dances you've learned,
friends you've made.
I hope it never ends.
You're such a kind hearted, sweet, caring, loving little girl,
but so fiercely independent at the same time.
You still love to cuddle with us,
& I hold on a little too tight
for fear you'll slip away too soon.
So, on your 1st day of 3rd grade,
I hope you remember that you can accomplish anything!
You, my Love, are the brightest light in mine & your Daddy's eyes,
and we can't wait to see what amazing things you will accomplish this year.
We love you.