Today is a very special day for someone who I have known since we were in 5th grade, and I want her to know that even though this is a whole new stage in her life, this does not change the person she is. Take this birthday and embrace it for what it is. You are no longer a kid, but a mature woman that gets to plan and discover the world around her one year older. Age is nothing but a number and you will always be youthful with your personality and charm. Don’t let this new age scare you, make you sad, or wish you were younger.
Wear your age proudly, because you have lived and experienced so much, and all of that just makes you wiser. It is a good time to reflect on your goals, and the things that matter in life. It’s a good time to remove all the unnecessary drama from your life and focus on being happy. Sure you may not have all the answers, but life gets easier when you have a positive attitude towards it. Look back to this day when you are feeling unsure and know that you have family and friends who love you no matter your age, no matter what happens.
Keep smiling, keep dreaming, and most importantly enjoy your birthday! and even though this year we don’t get to celebrate your birthday together I want you to know that I am thinking about you and wishing I could be there to give you a big hug and party the night away. Happy Birthday Bestest, may this year bring you a lot of wonderful memories to look back to.