I’ve been writing letters to my daughter for 5 years and haven’t saved them anywhere. So, I figured I’d post them here to save them for her.

Here we go again. Another year, another letter.

Happy birthday, Emma Jayne. 5. FIVE.

I can not believe I’ve been a mommy for five years. So much has happened and so much has changed. Yet so much is still the same.

You’ve blossomed and matured so much this past year. You’re learning how to read and write. Maybe next year, you’ll be able to read this letter.

You’re making friends. You’re still the best big sister. You’re excelling at school and learning so much! You love to learn.

You still love dance. You are developing a little sense of humor and it cracks me up when you say, “I’m just joking you!”

You are still so kind and sweet- my little lover. You love to hold hands and cuddle.

You’ve discovered your own fashion- complete with accessories!

You love animals- which is why it’s no surprise that you want to be a veterinarian when you grow up.

I still love you. More than ever.

I have a feeling 5 is going to be the best year ever!