Dear Erica,

You’re a warrior. Though you have a delicate heart, you’re made of steel. Each day, you emerge stronger than you’ve ever been. All your mistakes, you wear them like a battle wound and you grow from them; like a Phoenix, you rise from the ashes again, burning brighter than ever.

With a beautiful soul, you’re bound to attract kindness and goodness to yourself. A free spirit, you’re a spark of life. All the things you conquered, it shines through your mind. No one can chain you down. You will run free. You will run wild. You were not made to be contained.

Watching you had been a privileged. I can’t wait to embark on another journey with you, for I can’t wait to see what else you have to offer.