Dearest Cambria Joy,
Happy, happy birthday! Today you are 5. For 5 whole years we have had the joy of you in our lives. You are named so perfectly, because Joy is exactly what you are. Joyful and kind and generous and brave and smart and sweet and much, much more. You are perfectly, exactly as you are supposed to be and I love you so very, very much.
I thought that today I would tell you about some of the things about you that I like. Things that make me happy and proud.
You are a very good friend and you are lucky to have so many sweet friends like Izzy,
I like watching you play at the school playground and how you try over and over to learn a new skill like making it all the way across the monkey bars.
I look forward to every car ride together and how we talk about everything you're thinking about and how curious you are about the world around you. I like when we sing, too.
It's so much fun when we go new places together and learn new things, like when we went to see the butterflies.
I like coming to see you at dance and tumbling and how you listen carefully to the teacher and do your very best every time. I like it when the teacher has you all put your feet together to make a flower.
I like when we do our funny face together and when you are silly, but I also like when you are quiet and thoughtful. Every time we are together is a good time for me.
You are such a good sister to Emerson and cousin to Callum. I appreciate that about you because they love you and sometimes it hard to be patient with little boys.
The thing that you do that I like the very best is when you put your arms around me and say, "I love you, Nana, so so much." That is the most wonderful thing in the world and I love you right back. Forever and ever.
I'll see you this afternoon at your party and I can hardly wait. Happy Birthday, Cambria Joy!
Your Monana :-)