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Friday, July 22, 2011

Happy Birthday!





My sweet baby,

I can't believe how quickly the time has gone. Every moment with you has been a treasure, even the hard ones. The sleepless nights, the struggles and the worries. None of these things are any comparison to the joy you bring me every day. the way your smile lights up my life.

You are curious about everything, but you are cautious to, clinging in my arms in new places until you feel comfortable. You say Mama, Dada and up, lifting your chubby arms. Your pleasure in the simple things delights me. Your favorite toys are empty water bottles and rocks. If fun isn't around you create it. You sleep with your legs draped across mine. You are a mamas girl through and through. Although you still love to nurse, you will happily eat whatever I give you. You cry when the watermelon is all gone. You share every meal with Molly.

Becoming a mother opened my heart, made me more patient, gentler, kinder and harder to. I would do anything, everything, to keep you safe, happy, healthy. If I could wrap myself around you and keep you safe forever I would. I hate that pain will happen in your life. I would take it if I could, but you will learn from it and it will make you strong.

Thank you, sweet child. You will not understand all that you have given me until you are a mother.

I love you forever,

Your Mama
posted by Ginny at 9:34 PM 2 comments