To my sweet Caitlyn-
5 years ago today, you came in to the world in a fury with a shock of thick black hair amidst a ton of drama. Drama is what sums you up in a single word. You feel everything so much more than the average person. When you are sad, it is earth shattering. When you are angry, mountains move. And when you are happy, sunshine and rainbows stream from the sky.
I remember when you were still in my belly, wondering what you would be like. Who would you be? From the time you were a few weeks old, I knew that you were special. I remember telling Aunt Marisa about it when we visited her for the first time after you were born. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but yes, certainly special.
Your face, the twinkle in your eye, and your smile light up any room. And you are a girl who knows what she wants, and always makes sure to get her way. You just have that look; nobody can say no to you. When you woke up this morning and squeezed me tight, immediately you said “Mama, I’m 5! I’m 5 Mama!!”. I know. God, I know, and I can barely believe it.
This year you learned to write all of your letters, read small words, tie your shoes, and the words to EVERY Justin Bieber song. You love iCarly and Big Time Rush. You had your ears pierced a few weeks ago, an early birthday gift because you “just wanted to get it over with”. It seems like you’ve gone from little girl to big girl over night. Slow down a bit, ok? I’m not ready for you to be so big yet. You’ll be going to Kindergarten in a few weeks. I know you’re nervous, but it is going to be great, I know it.
So Happy Happy Birthday, Baby. I love you more than you know,