Our beautiful girl. Ten years old. (And a half, because Mommy is late with your letter. But better late than not at all.)
I'm not going to do a run down of everything you have done and seen and accomplished in the past 18 months. But there's been a bunch - you've continued to travel the world, try new things, and make new friends. You've added soccer, ballet, jazz and playing the french horn to your list of activities.
What I most want to remember about you at 10 is how much you seem to be enjoying your life right now. You had such a rough go in Year 4, trying to find your place and get comfortable in your own skin. But now your wings are really spreading. You and your friends at school have founded a club, The Lady Bug Rescue Center (LBRC), and I've loved seeing much energy and love you've poured into it.
You still love most of all to be curled up with a book, but you're starting to explore beyond the safe confines of their covers. In fact, one day recently you got so involved with your friends that you actually lost a brand new book that you were in the middle of (don't worry - you found it again a few days later)! A year ago, you would never have done that. It's a sign that you're growing up and your priorities are changing.
Mommy and Daddy are so proud of you, and we can't wait to see what the future has in store for you. Keep being the best version of you that you can be. You have such a good and generous heart. Keep that, always. It's the best part of you.