For her 5th birthday, Katherine Heigl’s daughter Adalaide has received the best gift a child can hope for: a loving message from her mom.
The actress on Monday shared a sweet photo of herself with Adalaide and listed the many reasons why she loves her middle child so much.
“It is my sassy, fiery, break dancing, bug loving, whip smart, fiercely loyal, daddy's girls' birthday! HAPPY 5TH BIRTHDAY ADALAIDE MARIE HOPE KELLEY!” Heigl wrote.
“I am so incredibly grateful for the light, the love, the laughter, the purpose, the joy and the grace you have brought to my life! Thank God the world has a girl like you to show us how it's done!”
She ended the message with the hashtags #notthebabyanymore and #littlethingsdontstaylittlelong.
Heigl and her husband, singer-songwriter Josh Kelley, adopted Adalaide in 2012. They’d previously adopted their daughter Naleigh, 8, in 2009.
“I’d get pregnant again, and I still am very inspired by adoption,” she said. “I also have been thinking a lot about fostering. It’s all up in the air. And I’m okay with that!”
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