June/July is birthday season in our house and Isabella is first. She turned nine on June 14th. I am still in disbelief, she has such a sweet and innocent soul I cannot imagine her growing up and venturing out into the “real” world. I am not ready for her to take on the world, or maybe the world is not ready for her. She has a heart of gold and is my extremely sensitive child. She feels deeply. She loves deeply, she hurts deeply. Just thinking about her sweet soul brings me both sadness and joy.
My dear Isabella, empathy is not easy to come by these days. We certainly need more of your sensitivity and kindness in our world. If more people loved like you our world would be a much better place. You are the epitome of everything good in the world. You bring more joy to our lives than you will ever know. You remind me so much of myself for I feel deeply just like you. It’s not always easy, but it is worth it.
Sometimes it will be amazing and other times it will be oh so difficult. You notice everyone’s feelings good, bad or otherwise. You care deeply for each and every person that feels alone and scarred. You worry about the child that has no one to play with at recess, you will play with them.
Oh my girl, you see the beauty in EVERYTHING. You find the good in every situation and every person you meet. You are one special child. Your love will take you places. You may feel overwhelmed and that’s okay. You will need time to decompress, you will feel tired and exhausted on such an emotional level, you may not know what to feel. Some moments you may find that you are crying and don’t know why and that’s okay. Your sweet and sensitive soul can only take so much at one time and life can be overwhelming. But, know you are not alone I am here and I will always be here. You are never alone.
Never change my child. You are one amazing little girl and your kindness will be felt around the world.
When you are happy you are so happy, your entire face lights up. When you are sad you are very, very sad. You feel every emotion deep and hard. At times this won’t be easy and that’s okay. Remember it’s okay to not be okay.
You are truly happy when others are happy. You love bringing joy to your friends and family and anyone else you meet along the way. You are safe and kind. This can be hard, you will feel everyones’ emotions good or bad and this may cause you pain, but remember the love you give is always needed.
You put your all into everything you do. You are a passionate little girl.
Remember the world is not so great a place right now, but never let that take you down. You be you, the ever loving girl who will move mountains, who will change the world by being kind. Who will change the world by simply being you.
I know this is going to be hard, really hard. I am just like you. I feel everything so deeply and so intensely. I am your sensitive Mama and I will help you navigate through this life. You have taught me so much about myself. I see myself in you each and everyday. We will learn how to live this life together, hand in hand, heart to heart. I cannot tell you enough how much I love you.
I love you with be whole heart.
Please remember I will be with you always. I will be here through it all. You will never go through life alone. I love you my sweet girl.
Happy 9th Birthday my Isabella.