A cardinal is exactly who you were meant to be
Here on the hinge of childhood
With adulthood vivid and bright before you

I wish you a big life
Full of love and laughter and meaning
I hope you will always live large
With a generous spirit and eyes fixed on the horizon

The cardinal you have always been
Loyal tender caretaker that you are
And loved by so many

I wish you all these things and more
Love, confidence, and happiness
I wish you all the joy that you have brought to my life
And so much more