My sweet girl...where do I begin. I'm not even sure how to put into words what I feel for you. With Mother's Day approaching...I've been thinking so much about what it means to be a mommy, particularly YOUR mommy, and I just get so overwhelmed when I reflect on our last 10 months (well, really 20 if you count belly time) together. I was really overwhelmed by this whole deal when we brought you home last July 4th. I didn't know what the next days, hours or even moments would bring, and for a type-A person like myself, you can only imagine what that did to me. So first, thank you for your patience. You were then and are still now, such a content little girl, and I'm so thankful for that. I am learning a little more each day about this thing called motherhood...and I am by no means perfect, but thank you for your gentleness.
Being a mommy has challenged me in ways I never thought possible. Being your mommy has changed me in ways I never could have imagined. My eyes are wide open and I'm discovering the whole world all over again, with you, and it's a dream. I love everything about you; your smell, your bed head in the morning and after naps, the sweet little sounds you make when you sip (gulp) your "bubba," the way you scrunch your nose when you smile real big, how you bob your head side to side when we play music, your chubby thighs and feet, when you give open-mouth kisses, the way you touch my hair and rub my face...the list goes on and on and on.
As Aunt Lindsey says, you are pure sunshine and happiness. You have a smile that can brighten any day and a joy that is contagious. You already, at just 10 months old, have such a presence...I know you are going to move mountains. My heart...I love you with every ounce of me, to the moon and back. Thank you for making me a mommy and for being my sweet girl.