You are 4! Just like that, in a blink of an eye. Now, before Dad and I blink again, and you are moving out of the house, please indulge me as I share my birthday wishes for your life as you grow.
Love God. Your faith and trust in Him will sustain you through this life. Pray for everything and sometimes pray for nothing.
Be Kind. I think you are the most beautiful girl in the world, but beauty is nothing without kindness. Be kind. Be gentle.
Be Happy. As you demonstrate every day, happiness is in the little things. Keep still; be centered. Happiness is all around.
Love Yourself. It is important, my darling girl, to see yourself through your own eyes, and to love yourself with your own heart.
Be Of Significant Service. Live a life of purpose. Your father and I will continue to raise you to understand the importance of serving others, especially those in need. Know that your service is of significance.
Do The Right Thing. This is not always easy. Even Mamma has made–and will continue to make–a lot of mistakes! You will, too. Everyone does. But, I strive to do the right thing and to be quick to apologize when I fail. As you always say, it’s important to “be nice.”
Love you always,
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I wholeheartedly support your sentiments and life philosophy.
Your daughter will treasure this more and more as she matures.
Lucky daughter and lucky mother!
‘Be Zuri’. Her name says it all, ey? Happy birthday to your girl, and a happy and fulfilled life to her as well. May she heed your words & astound herself with what she is able to do with the gifts God has bestowed within her.
Love this! And what a wonderful idea to write a birthday letter. I’m going to read your advice again for myself!