Oh sweet little Maddy. I cant believe that ten years ago yesterday I became a mother for the first time. Ten years ago. Every single day of those ten years has taught me so much. I love that you are equal parts sweet and sassy. I love that you are a rule follower, and just a little bit nervous of new things. It is totally the opposite of me, and lets me see the world in a whole new light. I love that it takes work to get you to open up, and that you trust me enough to share all of your secrets with me. I hope that it is always like that. I look at you and I see a girl who has the world at her finger tips. I see a girl who will undoubtedly grow into a brilliant, independent woman. I see a girl who has so much love and curiosity inside of her. I am proud of your giving spirit, your cautious demeanour, and your unquenchable thirst for knowledge.