Tomorrow marks the first day of your adult life. You will board the plane that takes you away from your hometown, and towards your new life as a University student.
You are my eldest, my first love, the reason I am a mother. You amaze me with your wit, your humour, your brilliant mind and your beautiful heart. You do not tolerate disrespect for others and have proven yourself to be a role model and a leader to your classmates, your peers and your sisters.
The adults around you have remarked on your poise and presence of self. Your friends know your loyalty and fairness; everyone knows where they stand with you.
You have taught me how to be a mom, and be a better mom. You hold me to high standards and let me know when you need me to be better.
I love you Carly. Thank you.