My Sweet, Loving, and Wonderful baby girl. You are turning four today.
Four fantastic years old!
I am not sure how that is even possible.
I thought that you were never going to come along. But you finally decided to make your grand appearance.
And the waiting was so worth it. You are the baby that we were meant to have.
I thought that I knew what it would be like to be a mother.
I thought that I knew what it meant to love.
Then, you arrived and taught me that, in fact, I knew very little.
One year old...
You taught me that once you have a child, you are more vulnerable that I had ever thought possible.
You showed me that watching you sleep was the most important thing that I could do on any given afternoon.
Two years old...
Loving you has shown me that I can't control everything.
That sometimes the most amazing moments come from letting go just a little bit.
That sometimes it's better to let life guide us just a bit.
You have taught me to laugh at myself, because nothing makes you laugh harder.
Three years old...
You have helped me to realize that throwing caution to the wind every once in a while doesn't have to be scary.
You have taught me that the amount of love that the heart can hold is endless.
That just when I am certain that I couldn't possibly love you more, you make my heart nearly explode.
Four years old...
You have shown me that life passes by us ever so quickly.
I don't want to waste a single moment of this time that I've been given to share with you.
You have brought me more joy that I had ever dreamed possible.
Happy Birthday, My Beautiful Baby.
With more love than you can possibly imagine,
November 25th, 2014