Today is the day after your 2nd birthday. And trust me when I say it was quite the party. As you get older, make sure you’re extra nice to your mom because she works so hard to make sure you have the best birthday ever. Every single year (you’ve only had 2 so far, but there are lots more to come). I still remember the day you were born. I walked up and down the hallways with your mom trying to get you to make your grand entrance. I remember how much I loved you and I hadn’t even met you yet. It’s really a crazy feeling. I hope you get to feel that someday. I remember holding you for the first time in a room full of people that would literally do anything for you. Never doubt how much love you have in your life. I remember rocking you to sleep one night and telling you all about the amazing things you were going to do one day (Emmy for President?). Because you’re not just any little girl. You’re a fighter. You fought to make it into this world and have been a force ever since. I knew from the second I met you that you were something special. That you would take this world by storm and truly be one of a kind. As you grow more into the little person you have already become I just want you to remember a few things. You are funny and silly and feisty and have so much sweetness inside of you…don’t ever let anyone take that away from you. You have always marched to the beat of your own drum and I hope that never stops. You are so brave. No one falls down and gets back up the way you do. Your hair is amazing and one day when you go to buy your first straightener remember that people pay a lot of money for hair like yours. Embrace those glorious curls. Have dance parties. Love your sister. Try new things. Be unapologetically you. And never stop being the little fighter you were born to be. I love you Emery Brooke…every single part of you.