This month I am writing to my Birthday girl Avery. She turned 10 this week! After you read my letter, feel free to continue on around the blog circle of my other talented and inspiring friends who are doing this with me this month. Start by visiting Kelly’s blog HERE.
It seems you are growing up before my eyes. You turned 10 this week, which is probably one of my favorite ages. Still young and innocent and sweet, but old enough that you can take care of yourself each day and make wise choices. I am proud of the choices you make…the friends you choose, the responsibility you show by doing well in school, the way you serve others and reach out to those who need a friend.
Lately I’ve noticed a couple of things about you. When you perform with your cheer team you seem to beam with happiness and confidence! You are doing something you love and giving it your all. Sometimes you are unsure about your abilities and how others will perceive you. But when you perform, all doubt fades away. Mom and dad were so proud when you tumbled across the field at the Utah Blaze football game last week and landed your back tuck so effortlessly in front of hundreds of people! I hope you will remember that confidence you feel and apply it in other areas of your life.
I’ve also noticed you are quick to forgive and correct your mistakes. Last week you got in a situation where you made a friend feel sad. After a few minutes you decided on your own to give her a hug and tell her you were sorry. I love this quality about you Avery. You have a great gift of being able to sense how people feel. This empathy you show for others will always be a blessing in your life. When mom is stressed or sad, you are my sweet child who will come up to me and give me hugs or be willing to help if I ask. Your soft, kind eyes and loving hugs will turn any bad day into a good one!
I sure love you Avers. You are my girl. I am so lucky to be your mommy and grateful for each day that I get to watch you grow up.
Hugs and kisses,