The sound of her giggle is the best music I have ever heard.
For the rest of our lives her Daddy and I will do everything
we possibly can to make sure she is always this happy.
In order to do that we will...
...read to her.
...instill values in her.
...emphasize the importance of the little things in life
and hope she grows to feel the same way.
...encourage her to take chances.
...be patient with her.
...be silly with her.
...help her whenever she needs it.
...be supportive of her hopes and dreams.
...push her to her fullest potential.
...make her accountable for her actions.
...respect her and expect her to respect us.
...show her how to love.
...accept her mistakes
and show her how to learn from them.
...give her privacy.
...sing to her.
...allow her to express herself.
...set good examples for her.
...tell her that we love her every day.
I know some of these things are not always going to be easy to do,
and I know there will be times when Emma
does not agree with all of them,
but each one of them will be done in an effort
to help her grow into the remarkable person I know she will be.