Happy 6th birthday Marlowe.

You are a gem. Truly one of a kind. You are unlike any one I’ve ever met before. Different in all the best ways. Not one mean bone in your body. Only goodness in your soul. Dreams bigger than the ocean. And sweetness that explodes out of you with every word, smile, and action you make.

I thank the universe everyday to have such a powerful little being by my side. You’ve changed my life and my world. You’ve made me a better person just by being. I hope you always know how truly amazing you are.

I hope to forever travel with you by my side. I hope to help you learn, grow, and not only embrace, but use, every bit of that positive energy you have. To explore with you, adventure with you, to take in everything this world has to offer. I look forward to continuing to learn from you and with you, to grow from you and with you. The best gift. Thank you for being you.

I love you, booger. Forever and ever. More than pizza. You are everything.

photo by Celia D. Luna on our last trip to Guatemala


  1. Beautiful sentiments for such an extraordinary young girl! Love you Marlowe!????

  2. Beautifully written Drea, I hope Marlowe has a lovely day. Six is a very good age to be, no doubt many happy adventures lie ahead this year. CJ xx