Listening to every heart
To The One & Only - Happy Birthday, daughter. Seeing as how I've recently moved the idea of "middle age" to being, oh, around 80 or so, it is not difficult at all for me to thank you for all of the 28 wonderful years you have given me.
Or for the encouragement you, as the child, have given me, the mother, to follow one's dreams. That is all I can give back to you at this time, little one, is to follow Your Dreams, as well. I know you - and you will always find a way to make that happen.
So enjoy this day, darling, and let others enjoy it with you.