|Can you believe this was 5 years ago?|
|And this was 4?|
|For us, it seems like just yesterday.|
|So quickly you have gone from our NICU miracle to a loving, sweet, dynamic (almost) kindergartner.|
|We've always known you are a special spirit. But, to see you grow and blossom into who you have become fills us with a love that isn't easy to articulate.|
|Your first response is always kindness.|
|You never miss an opportunity to dance.|
|Especially in the rain.|
|You never withhold affection.|
|You are a thinker. You ponder the welfare of others. You are creative and definitely inherited some engineering genes.|
|You are a vibrant young lady with a heart of gold.|
You are loved and cherished. You are an empathetic soul that seeks to bring comfort to others. You are smart and driven.You are helpful and at the ready to lend a hand when someone is in need. You are sensitive and worry about the world and your loved ones. You are innocent and trusting. You are a cuddler of the best kind. You have all the potential in the world.
While the days may, at times, seem long the years go by like sand through our hands. We've blinked and you're on your way to school. To start your own journey. You will knock their socks off. Blow them away. You will change lives. While there may be a few potholes or detours along the way, there will be many scenic views and vistas.
We look forward to the ups, blessings, and success that you'll know. We will be here to help dust you off after the downs, help you put on the armor for the trials, and help you see the opportunity hidden in the failures that will be written in your book of life. We love you so very much and all that you mean to our family.
Happy Birthday, Lexi!