To my six-year-old

Dear P,

You turned 6 yesterday.

And the day before you lost your first tooth. These milestones are huge and as funny as it sounds when you say, “everything has changed,” since your tooth became wiggly, you’re right. You face changes every day- so bravely and with such a positive attitude. I want to take all the credit for the tiny wonder that is you: but it’s you, Baby Boop, you’re absolutely magnificent. You push me to keep going. Who can give up when they have your smile to look at? Not only do you get me through the day, I now look forward to the days to come.

You’re strong, kind and creative. You pick up on everything so quickly and have a startling great handle on comedic timing. You are wise beyond your years and stubborn in the most aggravating, yet pride-evoking, way. You’re the coolest person in the world. You are inspiring. My daughter, my best friend. You’re my wiggly tooth that made everything change for the better. Thank you for all the milestones we will continue to share together. I love you.



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2 thoughts on “To my six-year-old

  1. Dearest Hillary,

    What a beautiful message, I seriously welled up while reading it. I haven’t known you guys for very long, but I do know for a fact that you’re doing such an amazing job raising P. You guys are so lucky to have each other!


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