There's big news in the Favorite Color arena this year. For the first time ever, you've chosen blue as a contender against pink. They're tied, you've informed me. I gotta say I'm pleased with the new change. It shows that you're not afraid to shake things up a bit and follow your own mind. Your best friends ase still Baleigh (has been since Kindergarten) and your cousin, Ella. Your current favorite song choices are Katy Perry's Roar, American Author's Best Day of My Life, the Minecraft version of Imagine Dragon's Demon, and (of course) anything from the Frozen soundtrack, especially Let It Go. The crazy thing is I really had to think about those. Its always shocking how little time I spend with you now that you're in school all day. I'm looking forward to spending the summer with you and re-getting to know your favorites.
Not only are you fierce and brave, you're also vulnerable and a little (lot) anxious. It's hard for me to see this in you since it's something I've struggled with for as long as I can remember. I hate seeing your get all tense and nervous when you're faced with a challenge, overwhelmed at the endless school days, or cringeingly mortified when I inadvertently embarrass you. A lot of the time when you lash out in anger, it's because you're feeling overwhelmed and anxious. I know those feelings myself all too well. Right now we're waiting on any kind of intervention...just watching and waiting to see how you cope. Hopefully, having dealt with anxiety myself, I can help you learn how to handle it. Just remember, Miss G, that you're not a victim. You're in charge of your own decisions and destiny and are responsible for their consequences. Your life and choices are up to you. As the late, great, Eleanor Roosevelt said, "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." No one, Georgia, can make you into a victim without your consent. Play the hand you're dealt and play it well.
You're a great big sister, Georgia. I know you and Miss S don't always get along, but you try. I love to hear you two giggling to each other at night as you both huddle together in your bed reading books. You're such a good sister to your brothers. You love to rough-house and play Pokemon with Ezra and love to take care of your younger brothers. Both Oak and Fischer adore you. You're always willing to keep an eye on them when I need you to. Thank you for being my little helper, Miss G.
Oh, Miss G, my baby, my girl. I love you so. I can't even believe how grown-up you're getting. I swear your hair is getting longer, your legs are getting taller, and your personality is getting bigger right before my eyes. I love, love, love, love you. Thank you, first daughter, for being you. I would never wish it any other way.
Happy Birthday, Miss Georgia Marie!!!