My middle child, Adina, celebrates her tenth birthday today. Her Hebrew birthday was on Shabbos Nachamu.
Everyone always says truthfully, "Where did the years fly?"
As I wrote her a birthday card message today, I reread my words. They sounded more appropriate for her birthday card for when she'd turn 12, bat mitzvah age. I talked about her father and I being proud of the young lady that she's proving to be, and I thought that even though "10" is not really yet equated with a "young lady," it was certainly appropriate for Adina.
She is feisty, she is loving, she is creative, she is sensitive. Simply, she is adored.
"Adina": noble, gentle, delicate.
A perfect name for an "almost-perfect"...young lady!
Happy Birthday, Sweetheart!
(Adina is my kind of girl; she read the birthday card I gave her BEFORE she opened her present!)