I can hardly believe you are 6 years old already! You have grown a lot this past year and I am in awe watching you become your own person. You are so full of enthusiasm and energy for life. You want to do everything and you want to do it NOW. I think you must get that from Papa, because I can hardly keep up with your energy! I hope you never stop, the world needs your kind of energy!
You show your helpfulness and caring every day. You love to do little spontaneous things to help out, like take my dishes to the sink for me, get a drink of water for me or Papa, and always always help out with your baby sister. The way you love and care for Talisa always brings warmth to my heart. You love to hold her, talk to her, make funny faces at her, and do anything you can do make her smile and laugh. If it were up to you, you would be taking over all care of her including bathing and feeding (you’d probably still leave diaper changing to me). You are such a wonderful and caring big sister! You love to help out when I am cooking/baking as well, and I hope you are always my kitchen helper! Pretty soon you’ll be able to start cooking by yourself!
You have been working hard on developing your flexibility, patience, and respect this year. Some days you do an awesome job, go with the flow, and find things to be thankful for even when there are disappointments. Other days you have a rough time, but I know you are trying.
I smile when you say things like: “Come say morning prayers with me, Mama, my soul is hungry for its breakfast!”
You have a strong sense of fairness and justice, and you wish everything would be fair. Of course you know that’s not the way it is, and that’s hard sometimes. When you practice thankfulness you realize that even though not everything is the way you’d like it, you are still pretty lucky!
You have developed your friendliness this year and now you are able to make friends more easily which is great! You got to spend time with and be great friends with your Uncle Xander, which was awesome! You’ve also made some great friends at Feast and at Baha’i children’s class.
You have always been creative, and this year has been no different. You have learned how to draw anything you want, color and cut carefully, think of SO many stories to act out with your dolls, and more. If it were up to you we’d do art and craft projects every day! The good thing is that you are now old enough to do some art and craft projects all by yourself, so you don’t always have to wait for me.
You are, as you always have been, my funny girl. You’ll do anything to get a laugh! This year you learned how to tell a knock-knock joke!
Your favorite color this year has definitely been PINK! Anything is better as long as it is pink!
We have been homeschooling this year and you have enjoyed lots of things, but you show the most enthusiasm for science experiments! You have done a great job learning to read, and you have quite the aptitude for math!
This hasn’t been the easiest year for us. I haven’t had all the time to focus on you that I would like as there were many other things going on this past year. You have tried very hard to be understanding and you have been very helpful to me. I am hoping that this year I will be able to focus more of my time with you as you continue to grow and learn.
Happy 6th birthday, my dear Svara! I can’t wait to see what the next year brings and to continue watching you grow in so many ways. I am so proud and thankful to be your mother! I love you!