...on her fifth birthday
What a beautiful birthday letter. Thank you for sharing the picture of your beautiful Em. You are right about her smile, it tells you so much about how she is feeling and saying in her own special way. I’m sure Em loved her day at Uncle Marks. Give my love to Em, Allison and the rest of the family.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful words and radiant daughter with the world! We are all better for it. Your love and admiration for her just cracks my heart wide open.
Beautiful letter!!! Love is reaching to me through this screen. I am beyond touched and grateful to know of such love.
With your permission, I’ll share this post with my readers.
Such a beautiful little child. Thank you for the photo. And such a lovely expression of your love for Em. Thank you, Lyle, for the inspiration. Your days can be so difficult, yet, when you love some one, it can all be done. The strength comes. The gratitude is ever present.
Love this tradition! There is just something about writing a letter that is "different" and gets words out that I wouldn't otherwise.
I wrote my two daughters a letter that I also plan on updating as they age so that by the time they are old enough to read it, and act upon the "wisdom" (wisdom in quotes because I hope I am imparting that on them), that they can be able to side-step some things that I went through that perhaps they won't have to.
Thanks for sharing!
Em is communicating so much with her beautiful smile. What a gift and thank you for sharing this. How incredibly inspiring you and your family are ♥️
Happy birthday, Em. Wishing you oodles of fun as you discover new, wonderful things this year and all the years to come.
Your papa is right. Your smile is pure sunshine. 💚☀️
Aww! This made me tear up. And she's so beautiful!
"how to communicate with the people in your life, without the ability to form words." -- powerful stuff
Happy Birthday Em!
Absolutely beautiful...and by that I mean Em's smile. What a warm, loving piece. Thank you for sharing it.
What a lovely photo and letter! God bless all of you! You may have inspired me to write my own letter to my daughters.
Thank you for the picture. She is lovely. Some of us are sent here to follow a more challenging path. It is apparent that Em, yourself and rest of your family are up to it. God bless you all!🙏
Thanks for sharing this sweet little letter. Em is blessed to have you there for her--and I can tell from the way you talk about her in your posts that she blesses you, as well. 🙂
Happy birthday, Em! Lyle, thank you for sharing this with us. This motivates me to strive to become a better father.