My beautiful girl,
You have been a fighter since birth. You fought to be born early and you fought to live at six weeks old. You fight rules and you fight expectations. I love it. You are your own person and I love the strength in which you portray that. Being your mother is the most challenging thing I have ever done and for that, I thank you. You have taught me more about patience and love and determination, than anyone else on this planet.
Happy 9th birthday, my darling girl. I hope this next year brings you all the happiness you desire, all the lessons you need to learn and more love than you can handle.