“Though she but little, she is fierce”
My dearest Piper,
Where do I begin to explain to you how much I love you? You are an amazing little girl. You are a challenging little girl. You frustrate me to no end multiple times per day. But I love you so deeply and so fiercely, I feel like I could burst. You make me laugh every day. You make me smile every day. You make me want to hug and kiss you and hold you and never let you go. You are so full of life and you do everything with reckless abandon (like when you run to me, full speed, eyes closed for a big hug.) I understand your passion. I love your affectionateness. I love how silly you can be and your many observations. I melt when you say, “Really???” over hearing some new information, or let out a big giant “WOW” when seeing something so amazing to you for the first time. It doesn’t surprise me one bit that all the other parents of the kids in your class tell me that their kids all talk about you. You are a character. And are bursting with personality. Sometimes I question where your craziness comes from (it couldn’t possibly be me…) There is a never a dull day with you around and miss you so much when you are gone. You definitely rule this house a lot of the time. And I couldn’t imagine my life without you.
I really think William Shakespeare peered into the future and wrote the above quote specifically for you. You are fierce and I love it. And I hope you never, ever change (except maybe actually go to sleep when I put you down for a nap, please???)
I love your love of animals, and how you want to pet every squirrel, bird and dog you see. Hudson and Ellie might not always share your overly exuberant expression of love toward them, but they love you. But I really think Hudson would love you more if stopped rolling over him while he’s under the blankets.
Your whole family loves you so much. Especially your big sister, Zoe. My, how she loves you. And you love her so much too. I hope you two always stay the best friends you are now. Today we celebrate you, Piper. <3 <3 <3