We went on a walk this morning and you made friends with an old man and his dog Lady. You do that a lot... befriend people. You are a fraction of the size of most people you encounter so you have to work pretty hard sometimes to get their attention, and you only have 4 or 5 words in your vocabulary so you rely mostly on your blue eyes and your smile to let them know how happy you are to see them. But you are almost always successful in getting the harried businessman at the airport to pause for a moment- or the frustrated lady in line behind us at the department store to smile- or the shy elderly couple in the produce section to speak. In your eyes it seems, just about everyone is fascinating and has potential. And I am happy to be your apprentice when it comes to this way of thinking. I've changed in a lot of ways since I had you, but it never occurred to me that motherhood might make me a friendlier person. One of the many reasons I find you amazing? You are my goodwill ambassador.
Happy Birthday O. I love you!
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