I HOPE you never lose your giggle.
I HOPE you remain unabashedly YOU.
I HOPE you always look in the mirror and smile as brightly at your reflection as you do now, at the sweet age of two.
I WISH that heartbreak would elude you, but I know that it will not. So I HOPE that you always remain true to who you are and that you never let anyone steal your light.
I HOPE you always dream big.
I HOPE the friends you keep later in life make you as happy as the friends you have right now.
I HOPE you never lose your Annabelle-ness.
I WISH that spinning around in a circle with your arms spread out wide would always be enough to wash away your tears, but I know that it will not. So I HOPE that you have the strength to overcome any sadness that life puts in your path.
I HOPE that you always feel that you can come to me to talk about anything and everything, and that you know I will listen with an open heart.
I HOPE you continue to sing at the top of your little lungs, not caring who hears you.
I HOPE you always feel loved.
I HOPE that when you fall, you get up quickly, dust yourself off and keep on playing.
I HOPE you never let fear stop you from being amazing.
I HOPE you never lose the sweet spirit and spunk that you have right now.
I HOPE you have the courage to walk away from anyone who doesn’t cherish everything that makes you, YOU.
I HOPE you continue to find joy and wonder in the little things.
I HOPE that you always know, no matter how old you get, or how far you travel from home, that you are and always will be your mommy’s little girl.
I HOPE you never settle.
I WISH you a life full of big moments, endless smiles and just a little bit of pixie dust.
I HOPE you find your passion and that when you do, you go charging at it with all of your might.
I HOPE you will always remember that you, my sweet daughter, are enough.