Unfortunately for you (fortunate for me!) just because you are reading this, it does not mean I have died. Sorry! You are stuck with me for quite a bit longer (I hope!)
I am not sure if you realize just how much I love you. Oh sure, I tell you ALL of the time but you always roll your eyes at me and go "Whatever!". Didn't anyone ever tell you that if you made funny faces like that your face may freeze like that? So quit rolling your eyes when I say this! Someday though I think you will understand. That saying "This hurts me more than it hurts you" is SO true! You think I enjoy yelling at you? Well...okay....maybe a little but not that much! When I have to punish you it takes all of my willpower to not recant my punishment and give you whatever you want.
I am just amazed at how smart you are. You must take after me! Actually I know you didn't get that from me. Your daddy is the genius in our family. But you did get my stubbornness and strong will. I know this is a good trait for the most part, but not when I am arguing with you! I just keep telling myself that when you start to take an interest in boys, and they take an interest in you that this strong will, will be a good thing and those boys won't be able to push you around! Until then....
I love that you want to grow up, but that you have no problems acting like a kid as well. I love that you still like to snuggle and I enjoy or cuddle time. I love that you know you can tell me anything and I enjoy our mommy/daughter chats.
It is hard to believe that you have been a part of my life for over 10 years now! Some days I have to fight every urge in my body to strangle you but in the end you usually say or do something cute and I remember why I am so blessed to have you in my life!
You are a beautiful girl, inside and out. Always remember that. Stand up for what you believe in and continue to be so caring towards other. There will be hurdles in your life but just remember those just make you stronger and make you a better person.