More precious than gold, and as sparkly as a diamond….my Belle. Its your tenth birthday, double digits….a new chapter. This year you have grown so tall ,and beautiful, like a tree that I planted, and watered, and loved….and loved,and loved. You are like a little piece of me that broke off, and grew into something that is MORE than I could have dreamed. You have it all. Really. Beauty and brains, passion and spunk, a desire for justice, and a love of FUNK! Hahahahahah ! You never give up, and you never give in. I admire you. I don’t want to miss a day. I love you more than these words can say. love mommy.