My darling Chase. You just turned 8. You are so gorgeous and smart. So funny and silly. So beautiful and brave. We are so proud of you.
You will probably remember this as your "family birthday party." It was a very special one - you had your grandparents, uncles & aunts - and cousins. It was so lovely.
Everyone had a crown - and we had to guess our name. You were Wonder Woman. Dad was Ken. I was Donald Duck. And Madoc was Madoc.
We then had fortunes read. Yours said you would be famous.
And then we had cake. I made you this gluten-free Angel Food cake. Served it with a blueberry sauce. You loved it. I think you would have eaten the whole thing if I would have let you.
And you picked out your own roses this year.
Eight for you, and one for each of us.
I so hope this year is a great one for you.
The world is your oyster, my dear.
You are strong, brave and clever.
We love you so much. Always and forever. No matter what.