My dearest Adria,
You are such a pretty girl! I just have to say it, number one because it's true, but because I hear it so much from so many others. And because you are pretty, you'll probably hear it throughout your life, especially since it's the first thing others can see about you.
But baby dearest, there is so much more to you than pretty. You are fun, and funny, and clever, and capable, and strong, and interested in the world around you, and sweet and absolutely loveable. You're such a pretty girl, but you are so much more than that!
I love you dearly and hope to remind you of all these "other" things all along the way.
All my heart,