As your very first birthday nears I cant help but get teary eyed and I think almost every mother feels the same. I never could image the love and happiness just one precious little child could spread throughout an entire family. I remember the morning I found out I was pregnant like it was yesterday. I was unbelievably excited. Our lives changed that very morning. As I grew and grew and grew through the 9 months I dreamt about you day in and day out. What life would be like. What you would look like. I was completely consumed with anything and everything baby.
From the moment you were born, your daddy by my side. We held each other in amazement with so much joy in our hearts it filled the room. I remember saying (well really like shouting) while they were cleaning you off on the other side of the room "she's so beautiful" about a million times. I really couldn't believe my eyes. You were my perfect little princess. Here on this earth in our arms finally! That day surpassed any dream I had dreamt. It was a million times better.
(that sweet face gets me every time. Im so glad Chris took this video its amazing)
As the months have flown by I find myself today looking back at old posts kind of sad that its gone by so fast but also so excited for our future and to watch my sweet girl grow and learn new things. You have such a spunky personality, full of energy, makes for a tired mama :) but I'm really loving every minute. You light up our life and I love you from way down deep in my soul so much and I cant thank god enough for such an amazing little girl. You have definitely made me appreciate my mom (your Mamie) more than anyone could ever know. I hope I do as good a job as she and Papa did. Its a whole other world being a mom. It really does change a person. I hope someday when your mad at me or your embarrassed of me or you act just like I did when I was a teenager that you can read this and know just how much we care for you and how much we love you and know that I will always be here for you no matter what. Through the mistakes, bad decisions and just dumb stuff you may do your daddy and I will never stop loving you sweet girl. If you are anything like your daddy or I mistakes will be made. But that's what life is all about.
This has been the best year of my life. Far better than what I ever could have imagined. I'm so excited for your first birthday. All of your family and friends that love you so much will be there to celebrate. Every birthday will be special but this one is extra special especially to me. While I know you probably wont remember this day I want to make it as special as I can and just enjoy you and all our family. Pictures are worth a thousand words and trust me were taking millions of pictures ;).
I'm excited for our future and to watch you grow and learn. You are so smart and full of energy. You are my angel, my heart, my life Happy First Birthday sweet baby girl.I love you to the moon and back.