The most important thing I want you to realize is that you are a treasure. Yes, YOU. Your kindness and generosity surpass what I have seen in many people, you see the goodness in everything and are easy to forgive those who have hurt you. The people you choose to be your forever friends will be very lucky to have found you, a diamond in the rough. If they can't see past your shyness, your likes, the way your room is decorated, or what your dad and I think you are too young for (cell phones) then they are the ones losing.
In the end, you get to pick your friends and let me tell you, when you pick the good ones, having them around is the best thing in the world. Sometimes it takes a little time to find them, but they are worth the wait and better than anything money can buy! It isn't about having a lot of friends that counts, having a few true, real friends is all you need.
I love you honey. And like yesterday, if it is a tough day, I will listen, I will hug you, and will always be there for you.
PS: Don't grow up too fast, I wish I could be a kid again for a little bit...enjoy it!