Thursday, October 25, 2012
Your nickname of Smiling Riley isn't just because of your great smile, it's because you make those around you smile, and no one more than me.
You make me beam with pride and wonder at who you are. I feel like you're too good for me most of the time. You're much kinder, much more thoughtful, much more level-headed. You are funny, bright of course, and beautiful inside and out.
Every so often, I try to think of who you'll be in the future, but I get distracted by how much I love who you are now. And that's been happening since you were born, twelve years ago. So I think I'll just continue to love who you are now when you're 12, 13, 18 and so forth.
I love you more than I can say, my Riley. I hope you have a great birthday.
Posted by April at 12:00 AM