|This picture was taken the day you were born.|
We felt like our family was completely whole. I think your brother was the most excited and couldn't wait to show you off. He wanted to hold you and carry you and change you. You had his heart from the first moment he laid eyes on you. Daddy was excited to know that he had his boy and now you, his girl. He claimed that you were a girl from the moment we knew that we were pregnant and told everyone that you were a girl before we actually knew. Of course, your daddy thought that you are extremely fragile and so I took care of you most of the time.
I have enjoyed watching you grow over the past year. You have learned a lot of new things that should never be taken or granted. You have learned to hold your head up, roll over, and reach for really cute toys. You have learned how to sit up crawl, and walk - I think you may be on the verge of running- and dance! You have learned how to coo, make all kinds of noises, laugh, and say a few words. My favorite is "Hey Dadada!". I love to hear you greet your daddy so cheerfully as you run to the door. You have learned how to feed yourself, and drink from a sippy cup & a straw. You have learned how to pet the animals softly and play with your baby dolls. You have also learned that screaming gets you attention - not always the attention you want - and how to point at something and say "that!". You have also learned how to climb and give a "high -five". I know that there is more but these are just a few of my favorites.
I know that you have so much more to learn and so many more "firsts" and I promise that I will be right here for you every step of the way. I can't promise to be your best friend because I am your mother but I will be your personal cheerleader and prayer warrior. I will cheer you on as you continue to grow and explore the life around you. I will pray for your personal relationship with Christ and to grow into the little girl that God wants you to be because His plan for you is perfect.
I know you can't read any of this right now but one day you will and you will know just how loved and wanted you truly are in this family. I thank God that I get the privilege to be your mother. I hope that your first birthday is awesome and followed by so many more. I love you so very much!
|My little ham:) ...lol, love the tongue!|