So often you aren't even given credit for intention, for a plan, for setting your own goals. While we're busy underestimating you and commenting about your lovely hair and your sweet smile, you blindside us with something amazing, leaving us in our patronizing dust as you look back with a half grin, amused by our befuddlement.
You have plans, we can see that. You have power, we can see that. We're watching, Addie, can you see that? Watching faithful of a continued string of clever path-picking.
Happy, happy birthday, my 9 year old. Anything can happen today. You taught me that.