I just kissed my one year old goodnight. My one year old! Where has time gone? As I sit here and listen to her babble while her daddy attempts to read to her this is what I want to say to her.
Dearest Little Girl,
You have no idea the amount of love that surrounds you on a daily basis. I knew I always wanted you but I never knew I NEEDED you until you came into this world and changed it for the better.
You have a rambunctious spirit that allows you to enjoy all things furry, fuzzy, squishy and cuddly. Austin and Magic have gotten used to your squeals of delight when you see them that are soon followed with tail and ear tugs or eye gauges. They know you don’t mean it, they will always love you, even with a little baby sized finger up their nose. I hope your love for animals only continues to grow and that you will always be a voice for them.
Thank you for always having such a sweet and happy attitude. It really has made this past year great. Your smooshies and smiles can make any bad day a great one. You’re one of a kind!
Thank you for picking me to be your mom. I’m honored to be in charge of raising such a strong willed bulldozer of a girl who doesn’t let anything get in her way. Don’t let that change, don’t let anyone take that away from you.
Thank you for loving me back. You are my everything. You will always hold a piece of my heart. I promise to love you from here to the moon.
It’s been a whirlwind of a year. I can’t believe you’re already one! It hasn’t been easy at times but it sure has been fun! I wish a lifetime of happiness, joy and lots of dessert. Be brave. Be happy. Always be you!
I love you more than words can ever say my dear little one.