"Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart."
Twenty one years ago today, you peeked your beautiful little head out to see the world. You were wrinkled, slimy, and bald but you were the most gorgeous child I ever laid my eyes on. I got teary eyed and I thought I would burst from the strange surge of pride and happiness that day.
You are twenty one years old. An adult in our society, but you will always be my precious little girl. I want to reiterate that I will always love you unconditionally. You are spreading your wings and taking independent steps toward self sufficiency. I applaud your efforts. You know that if something goes wrong along the road, you always have a home to go back to. In my home, you will always be loved and treasured no matter what.
I finally feel alright about letting you grow. I am excited as you are about you moving to a new apartment in a new city. I know you will do well there. I no longer have the wish to protect you and cushion your way. You demonstrated that you can protect yourself and pave your own way. Today, I feel that same surge of pride and happiness that I felt when you were born. I am very proud of you.
Happy 21st Birthday, Josie!!!