Letter to my daughter on her first birthday
I was unable to sleep last night feeling all mushy 🥺. A year ago today...my life completely changed, just as I was unable to sleep that night. There aren’t many days in my life that I vividly remember from start to finish, but this day I hold precious.
A year later, I’m looking at you my little girl 😭, my MVP, my good luck charm, you are the best thing that has happened to me in life.
When I was weak and nearly gave up, your face held so sweet a smile for me, I kept going on, it’s unbelievable.
It’s bitter sweet to see how quickly time is passing + how fast you are growing up, but it’s also so incredibly exciting to witness you bloom.
IT'S BEEN A HECK OF A YEAR!!! I‘ll never forget the first day we brought you home from the hospital. You were so teeny tiny. I was terrified to be left unsupervised and expected to keep you alive.
Before you were born, I could never function on less than 7 hours sleep, now I could never sleep for more than 90 mins without checking you are okay. (Yes, I'm obsessed with you. That's my role, I am your mother)
Each day I watch you learn + explore the world around you + I find myself getting excited about the simple joys in life again.
I love being your personal jungle gym.
I love being your favorite pillow.
I love being your safety blanket.
I love living life with you!
I am determined to soak up every day with you, since you waste no time growing up. Your age will never be in months again. I love the memories we have created so far + our numerous travels on a plane from as young as 3 months old.
We did it, my super star. We survived the first round!
As you can probably tell, forty weeks inside my belly wasn’t enough time to prepare my heart for the magnitude of “motherly love”. I guess what I’m trying to say is: I am so grateful that you chose me to be your mummy.
I hope when you’re able to read this letter, years down the road, you will smile, and know that the day you were born was the happiest day of my life. And my first year as a mother my greatest adventure!
Happy 1st b-day sweetheart!
Your dad + I love you so VERY much so 💝💝💝