On April 19, 1997, I felt joy like I had never felt in my life. I became a mommy to Sydney Ann.
I certainly couldn't envision her as a teenager. She has become someone who I would have envied at that age. She is beautiful and confident. She has a compassionate heart. Most importantly, she is a Jesus girl!
Today, on this snowy April day, she will take her exam for her driver's license. I am excited for her. Yet, I know it means that I will have to let go a little bit.
Child, I love you more than I could ever express.
I love how silly you are. I love your how passionate you are about new ideas. Although your persistence might make my "mom" job a little more difficult at times, it is going to serve you well.
I am proud of the young woman you've become and look forward to watching you change and grow as a person over the coming years.
Happy 16th Birthday My Sweet Daughter!