7 years ago today you made your entrance to the world and made me a Mommy for the second time. I can’t believe it’s been 7 years already! You are growing up to be such a beautiful, smart, caring, considerate, silly, amazing little girl. When I was a little girl I used to dream about being a Mommy. I used to carry my dolls around (just like you do now!) and try to imagine what it was like to have kids. I loved playing babies, playing house, playing dolls; anything that made me feel like a Mom. But, all that pretending could never compare to how it actually feels.
The day you were born was one of the most important days in my life. You welcomed the world with a smile and I don’t think you’ve stopped smiling since! Your heart is bigger than the sky. You are always thinking of others. Your giggle is the most joyful sound in the world. Your so smart and learning more and more every day! The first time I held you in my arms and your beautiful blue eyes looked up at me, I knew I was the luckiest Mom on Earth.
In those moments I thought I was going to teach you so many things. I thought about the tea parties we would have. I thought about teaching you all our family recipes. I thought about playing dolls and dress up. I thought about teaching you to walk, to ride a bike, to read. I thought about all the big things that we would share together. Somehow when I wasn’t looking the tables turned. It isn’t all the things I could teach you, but all the things you can teach me. I know you think Mommy’s know everything (and we do know a lot!) but, I want you to know how grateful I am for all the things I learn from you.
You remind me to laugh at silly things even when I’m stressed out. You remind me that dishes can wait and snuggling at bed is important. You teach me how to slow down and enjoy meals rather than rush through to get to the next thing. (although we could probably speed that up a little bit, Molly Molasses!) You remind me to not move so fast, to take in the journey, to be where I am, all the way. Watching you teaches me so much and I am so very grateful that you are my daughter.
I am so proud of you. I can’t wait to see you grow even more and discover more about this amazing world. Thank you for choosing me to be your Mommy. Dream big. Follow your heart. Share your light.
I love you little ladybug girl.