Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Now We Are Six

"When I was One,
I had just begun.
When I was Two,
I was nearly new.
When I was Three
I was hardly me.
When I was Four,
I was not much more.
When I was Five,
I was just alive.
But now I am Six,
I'm as clever as clever,
So I think I'll be six now for ever and ever."
~Now We Are Six, A.A. Milne


Dearest Camdyn,
It's hard to believe it's been a year since my last birthday letter to you.  When I revisit my description of you last year, I simply smile.  Time is evolving and ever changing, and none of us are the same people we were a year ago.  You, my love, have replaced the defiance with compliance and understanding.  Kindergarten has matured you quickly.  You are now the peacekeeper with your sister far more often than you are the fire starter.  At times she will pull out fists full of your hair and your response is "Hey. Why'd you do that?"  It amazes me that you never retaliate.  You know your role in our family.  You know that you are the leader and the example for Chloe, and you are so comfortable in that role.

For this coming year, my wish for you is that you continue to love school, and reading, and that you feel loved and safe and secure.  I hope you continue to grow confident in who you are and that you stand by what is important to you.  And, I hope you know exactly how much you are loved.

Happy Birthday, Sweet Girl,

Love You Forever & Always,


Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet Camdyn!

TV's Take said...

Happy Bday Cam!
Love your letter; she sounds so much like KLV. Preschool is helping with that fiesty wee one I used to know.
Hope your doing okay!

Nessa Bixler said...

Happy happy birthday!! Wow... I can't beleive a whole year has passes since that 5th birthday post!

Kate said...

Love it, Carol. Camdyn sounds like an amazing girl with an amazing Momma.

LeeAnn said...

Happy Birthday Camdyn! Yeah, I'm late on the blog, but I did wish her a happy birthday ON her birthday. ;-)

This post gives me hope that Rylie will one day turn into a peacekeeper too. LOL

Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

Beautiful! Happy Birthday it is amazing how fast they not only grow but mature!

Jennifer said...

Happy Belated Birthday Cam!! You are an amazing little girl who makes your momma proud. What a difference a year makes!

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

Happy 6th Birthday, Camdyn!

TV's Take said...

Just wanted to check in - hope your doing okay

Mama Hen said...

What a beautiful letter! Happy birthday dear Camdyn! I hope you are well my friend!

Mama Hen