My heart is full tonight as I write this post for you. I love you more than I can ever express and for more reasons than I can list. I’m actually already crying so much that I can’t hardly see the computer monitor. It seems that my love for you is so great that it has to escape in tears. I’m sure this isn’t a surprise to you at all.
I can vividly remember being pregnant with you and every second of your birth. They were the beginning of the greatest moments in my life. I still marvel at the miracle of growing you in my womb and being the conduit by which you entered into this life. I feel so honored that you are my daughter. I’m going to say that again just in case it didn’t sink in…I feel so honored that you are my daughter. It is such a comfort knowing that no matter what I fail at during this life, no one and nothing can change that you are forever my daughter.
Alyssa, you have brought me soooo much joy and happiness. There are moments that have been forever etched in my mind and heart. You have made me a better person. Your existence made me stretch when I wanted to give up. You are the reason I have continued to push so hard because I want you to be proud to have me as your mother.
I hope that you will forgive me for all the stupid mistakes I’ve made that have affected you. I have tried hard to be a good person and to provide you with opportunities that I didn’t have growing up. I think loving parents always want to give their children a wonderful life experience. I’ve worked hard to help you see more of the world and to know that you can have as much of it as you desire.
Alyssa, you are and always will be beautiful inside your tender heart and your physical beauty takes my breath away. As you depart from your teens and move gracefully into your twenties, I hope that you will have all you ever desire and that your dreams come true. You were once a dream in my heart and I have been blessed to have my dream come true.
I believe that you can accomplish anything you work hard at attaining. Alyssa, I know that you are intelligent, hard working, ambitious, sincere, compassionate, caring, loving, honest and so talented. Make it a lifetime goal to never stop learning new things. Keep your mind open and take the roads less traveled. Be you because she is such a magnificent human being.
Happy Birthday, my sweet Alyssa. I love you with all my heart forever and ever.