Then and now, October 9th was and is the most important day to me. A birthday; a celebration of life, of growth, and a passing of year. These fundamentals will never change for me.
When I was younger, I realize what kind of person Louisa was and what amazing things she could become. I began to see how hard she pushed herself, how she was great at creating friendships; it was too easy to become jealous of her and so I did for phase of my life. It was sickening, so I joined her before jealously became a part of me. I never want my family to know, especially my sister, so I only gave a large compliment every few months. I looked forward to Louisa’s Birthdays with joy of seeing a year pass and how much she had grown in it. I celebrated her life and enjoyed it and I always will.
I love Louisa and all she is, she may be 11 forever to me but she is in her friends, brother, mother, father, classmates. I celebrate her growing within us, shaping us as we grow and flourish with each passing year. And with each passing year I celebrate her with chocolate on this day, and this up incoming year I plan to let her flourish inside by going outside my comfort zone and trying new things.
Watch her grow in this video, and know that Louisa never stops growing with people she has touched.