Hayden’s post included photos of Scarlet taken throughout the past years, along with some of Scarlet when she was just a baby.
He wrote, “How fast time flies. You were so tiny when I first held you in my arms, but look at you now — so tall and so strong. I have to admit I was worried when you were born because I didn’t know how to be a father, but I swore I’d be the best one for you.
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“Because of you, I shaped up. I became more circumspect about my words and actions, knowing that you’re always listening, always watching. I became more faithful, more prayerful. It’s amazing how God used you to prepare me for you.
“You’re an angel, my love. We love you so much. Thank you for bringing us joy and teaching us how to love more selflessly.”
Hayden finished his post with a sweet reminder for Scarlet. “Remember that Daddy and Mommy will always be your ‘kakampi.’ You can trust that we will be here for you to help you reach your dreams, and we will also be here during the many times that you might stumble. Happy 5th birthday!”
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Scarlet’s mom Dra. Vicki Belo also shared a message for her daughter, writing, “Happy birthday @scarletsnowbelo. God truly blessed us when He sent you to us from heaven. You have brought so much happiness and sunshine into our lives. Dear God please continue to protect her always and keep her close to you her whole life.”