A letter to Alyssa on her sixth birthday…
SIX …. how did we get here so quickly?
Every year on your birthday when I write you a letter, I literally get teary eyed thinking of how special you are and every year there are even more reasons to think so. God could not have blessed me anymore in the Daughter department.
Your loving, caring nature is absolutely amazing and as you’re getting older it’s shining through more and more.
This past week your brother was quite the menace. He took Mommy’s ring that Daddy bought me and hid it away. He couldn’t remember where he put it and Mommy was getting very upset. We eventually found the ring after a few hours and if I think back to that time, you were at my side the entire time. You told me that we will find it. You helped us look in all Aidan’s favourite hiding places, you calmed me down and you never stopped looking.
You’re actually the person who teaches me more about myself. You were also protecting Aidan and trying to help him remember where he put the ring. You’re just the best big sister.
For the last few years, your bedtime routine has been to fall asleep on my bed after we chat or read a story and you’ve always said that you’re going to do this until you’re 6 years old. You said that when you turn six – you’re a big girl – and will go straight to your own bed in the evenings and Dad won’t need to carry you to your bed once you fall asleep. Well, that day has come. Let’s see what happens tonight 🙂
You are definitely the cool and calm member of our family (with the occasional meltdown of course) and we love that about you. You are such a gentle soul and you take everything in your stride.
I love watching you learn new things, you’re doing so well learning your number sums and letters. It makes me so happy. I’m a bit nervous about you starting Grade 1 next year and all the homework you’ll bring home, but at the same time, I’m looking forward to being part of your education.
Happy Birthday, Alyssa. Mommy, Daddy and Aidan have an overwhelming love for you. We love you to the moon and back.