Today you are 10 1/2 months old. You are crawling all around the house, stand up on everything you can, and learning to walk (with the help of mommy and daddy), and Charlie and Bella are your best friends. You love to sleep on your stomach with your little butt up in the air, your hair has gotten so long that mommy and daddy love to put it in a pony tail, because you look so stinking cute. 🙂 You are so tall, in the 95% for height, and getting taller everyday and even more beautiful. You have these gorgeous big brown eyes that completely melt our hearts with long beautiful lashes and big ole lips that I love to kiss at all times.
Everyday I look at you and I am so proud to be your mom. You are the best thing I could ever do in my life and the one accomplishment that I will forever be proud off.
As your mother I want you to know that I will always be here for you, not only as your mom, but hopefully as a friend that you can come to for anything. I know during your life you will probably think otherwise, but know that my love for you will never leave and never get smaller….it grows with each and every second of your life.
Whenever you get older and read this message I hope you take this all in and learn from your daddy and me.
You are someone special– There will be times in your life when you will think you aren’t. People will be mean and say things that will hurt you, that will make you feel like you are no better than the next person, but I want you to know that YOU ARE. You are special and so important, because there is only one of you. No one will ever be Sofia Everly Rojas. I know at this point it might just be words, but time will show you the truth.
Parents- I promise we aren’t doing things to make you mad, have no fun, ruin your life or embarrass you. I can guarantee you that we are doing it because we love you, and just like the saying goes “You won’t understand until you become a parent!”. I am pretty sure there will be moments where your daddy or I will become “psycho or crazy” and I will take it with a big smile because I am pretty sure it will be for your own good. One day you will thank us. <3
Friends– Make sure to find ones that like you for you, don’t make you do things that are not right and out of your character. They need to be the type of kid or adult that you would want to be or surround yourself with. There is a saying, “Be wary of the company you keep, for they are a reflection of who you are, or who you want to be.”
Love-In your life (especially high school), you will find a boy that you think you will be together forever and get married and have a family, but baby, don’t take that too seriously. Try to think past that and remember that you have future and you have so much more of life ahead of you. Go to college, get a degree, make memories, travel the entire world, find some one that has goals and a drive to do amazing things…find someone like your dad. <3 Remember that love as a teenager is 99% of the time lust, and when you get your first heartbreak it will hurt like crazy, but I promise you will make it. Mommy can count on one hand the number of people that have married their high school sweethearts and they are definitely the exceptions. If you do happen to marry your high school sweetheart, try to wait, because who you are at 18 years old is not who you are at 25 and so forth.
Haters/Negative People-Unfortunely, you are being born in the mecca of social media. Haters used to just be at school and then you could go home and not worry about it, but now you will have cell phone, laptop, iPad, computer or whatever else to get haters or cyber bullies who think they can say or do whatever they want because they are behind a computer. As a human being you cannot help but have something like that bother you, but just like I stated, you are something special. 99% of the time people that hate on you are either jealous of you or are so sad at their own lives that they can only feel better by hurting others. When that does happen try your hardest to ignore it and understand that they don’t know you and don’t deserve your time.
If they are doing this over social media, block them, delete them or whatever else so they can’t get to you. The best way to eliminate haters or negative individuals is to remove them from your life in any way or form so you don’t have to deal with them.
“You cannot hangout with negative people and expect to live a positive life.”
Boys-One thing I have come to realize is that if your parents don’t like him, there is definitely a reason behind it. Your grandparents didn’t like any of my boyfriends except for your daddy and that speaks a thousand words. Make sure to find someone that truly appreciates you, that doesn’t make you feel like you have to do certain things to feel cool, or pressure you to do things that you don’t want to do or are not ready for. You are the dictator of your life, no one else, and if anyone tries to do something to you that you won’t want to do, kick him in the balls and move on. No guy can do anything after that anyways. lol
Be Who You Want To Be-No matter what you want to do in your life or who you want to be I will support you 100%. As a parent our purpose is to be our child’s number one supporter and I will promise to do that my whole life.
Experience Life-Travel the world, see new cultures, cities, eat different foods, learn multiple languages, have a urge to get our of this town and be somebody. You only have a certain window to be young and free, so utilize every moment, because the moment you have a family, all that extra time you had to do or go wherever you want is minimized. Hopefully when you read this you will have experienced many places with us and any other siblings we will have in the future, and realize how blessed you are. Not only to travel the world, but to be apart of a family that lives all across the world, and to be born with Colombian, Venezuelan and German blood running through your veins.
We hope that you get to meet your family in Germany and speak to them effortlessly, while I continue to speak in Gerlish lol. That you get to head to Colombia and meet tons of your cousins, great-aunts and uncles, to head to Australia to visit all of your Venezuelan cousins, and we can only hope that in the next few decades you can meet your family that are still in Venezuela.
These are only the few things that I hope you take with you through life, and please know that mom and dad are always here for you and down for a new adventure. 🙂
I love you!! <3
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