and just like that she’s all growed up. almost.
Kait is exceptional. And when I say she is exceptional, I mean just that.
15 is not supposed to be a delightful year for mothers of daughters.
15 was the year I was cautioned about. Just wait until she’s 15 was a common warning I received from many, many people.
15 and sulky, moody, & rebellious was supposed to be unavoidable.
That has just never been the case with my Kait. As much as I loved her baby years, her toddler years, and her tween years, 15 was my most favorite. 15 was delightful. 15 was the year my daughter began her journey from little girl to young lady.
Now that she is 16…
Well, I only foresee things getting better.
She’s simple awesome.
She’s a writer
a Bible studier
a fighter for what is good
a studier of sign language
a protector of her younger siblings
a teacher of math
a fabulous cook
an accomplished cookie baker
a lover of family
a trainer of children
an exceptional friend
a future virtuous wife
I know I’ve told you this before but you were, without a doubt, created for Him. He’s had a purpose set aside for only you since before the beginning of time. I’ve seen it. I’ve felt it. It’s changed my life in so many positive ways.
I can’t even begin to find the words to tell you how much you have meant to me. And how many different ways God’s used you to change me for the better. You are special. One of a kind.
Thank you, Kait, for being you; unique, strong and independent. Thank you for helping, loving, smiling, laughing, protecting, and trusting.
I like you.
I love you.
Happy 16th birthday, daughter.
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