My sweet, sassy, smart three-year-old girl. Three years. THREE YEARS! It’s been three years since I first held your 7 lb. 2 oz. of perfection. Three years since I first laid eyes on you. Three years since I fell completely, head-over-heels in love with your little person.
You and I will always have a special bond. You are my first baby, the one who made me a mother. I think we have learned equally as much from each other in these first three years. I have taught you how to walk, talk, sing, and count. You have taught me patience, pure joy, unconditional love, and how to see things through your eyes.
As your baby and toddler years come to a close and we begin this new chapter as a preschooler, a little girl, a KID, I find myself not nearly as emotional as I thought I would be. Sure I have moments when I hold up one of your old onesies or go through the hundreds (thousands?) of pictures saved to my computer from the last three years and have a good cry. BUT I am so excited for what’s ahead in your life. Your eyes twinkle with wonder when you see something that you think is magical. You’re full of curiosity and you yearn to learn and know things. You want to be a big girl and make friends and do things on your own, yet you still want your mom and dad to cuddle you to sleep and kiss your boo-boos. We kind of have the best of both worlds right now, and I’m kind of loving it.
Big things are about to happen in your life and I’m so happy that we get to take this wild ride together. No matter where the road takes us, my heart will always be overflowing with love and pride for you.
I love you more than you’ll ever know!