Another year, so so fast, how can I be here again writing out how you have grown this year, changed and matured? Oh it hasn't been an easy year for you, rubbing along with us sometimes more easily than others, and doing the dance of interdependence as you reach for more and more freedom - hurting when you reach so far you stumble, and hurting when our support and guidance feels like confinement or when our caution feels so SLOW!
Overnight, our sweet feisty strong seven year old becomes a sweet feisty strong eight year old. This day came too fast - I'm not ready!
You are magical and beautiful and precious. You are strong and fiery and smart and brave. You are passionate and thoughtful and kind. I am immensely proud of you.
(Her birthday present from us is a beautiful hand made wooden wand, randomly selected using a list of traits we sent the wand maker. Two weeks after the wand arrived, Jenna joined Pottermore, and was assigned - by answering questions about her personality - a nearly identical wand!)
Year after year after wonderful year:
Six (and here)