Sometimes people wait until they turn a special number to celebrate. The 1st birthday, 15th, 21st, 30th and so on. You've taught me that every moment spent with someone you love is worth celebrating right then and there. That's exactly what it feels like when we visit one another...a celebration of life and love.
It's your 54th birthday...the the first one in years that I have the privilege of celebrating by your side again. You've spent 25 of those years being a mom. To be your daughter and have the close bond that we share is one of the greatest gifts of life. You are someone I look up to and can turn to- for anything at anytime. Not only did you give me life but you gave me one filled with so much love. I have so many childhood memories to look back on and hold close to my heart. I consider myself and my kids blessed to have you in our lives and despite the distance of where we live still be so close.
You are a true beauty, both inside and out. You inspire me and motivate me to continue learning, growing, and working to be a better version of myself a little more each day. You've set such a positive example of an all around woman. To me, it's an honor to be your daughter. I look forward to celebrating many more birthdays by your side and enjoying all the years to come as mother-daughter and best friends.