Thursday, September 22, 2011

One

My Evalyn,

Today you are one. How quickly you have changed, right before my eyes.

From the most beautiful newborn that I have ever seen

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to my sweet, spunky little girl.

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I cannot think of you without having my heart swell with pride, love and joy. I will get to all of your stats and fun things you’re doing another day. Today, I just want to dwell on you.

You have captured my heart in ways I could never imagine. From your first breath, I loved you more than I ever thought possible. I will never forget those very first moments, when your Daddy placed you in my arms and my eyes met my first born daughter for the first time. I remember praising Jesus for bringing you to me safely. I remember speaking to you, calling you by name for the first time, and smothering you with kisses. I remember looking at your Daddy and seeing the exact same expression of love that I felt in my heart. In that moment, I knew that we had been blessed with the greatest gift we could have ever asked for.

On that day, you made us a family. Just when I thought I couldn’t love your Daddy anymore, I witnessed him become your father. You have created a bond and a connection between us that is deeper than anything we’ve ever known. You are the very best thing we’ve ever done together.

Over the past year as I have watched you grow, I have become a different person myself. I have become fully and completely your mother. All things are different to me now. All things are for you.

Your laughter is what I look forward to each morning. I anticipate seeing you learn and grow and change every day. You are just so much fun to me. I cherish you.

Because of you, I now know a different kind of love. A love so whole and so real and so complete that it can never be replaced or taken away. I will love you unconditionally for the rest of my life.

Happy Birthday to you, my baby.

Love, Mumma

16 comments:

Aunt Shelley said...

Happy 1st birthday Eva. We love you and your mommy and daddy too!! Praying for your family and praising God for His goodness.

Shannon Dew said...

Happy birthday to you sweet, silly, beautiful girl! I hope you guys have a great day together!

Jorden and Kristin said...

Happy birthday Evalyn!!!!

Elizabeth said...

She's becoming such a big girl! And so pretty. :) Happy birthday Eva and congrats to you mama for making it through the first year!

Ashley said...

Just great. Now I'm crying. :) Beautiful post! Happy first Birthday, Evalyn!!

Mrs. I said...

This made me cry too!

It's been nearly 12 years since I became a mama for the first time and it so completely is a love that is not able to be truly captured in words. Having a new baby last year, those feelings happen all over again....

Your post was beautiful. <3

Happy birthday, Eva and happy 1st anniversary on being her mama!

xoxox

Jackie said...

She is looking so grown up! Congratulations on her (and yours!) first year.

Laura said...

What a sweet girl! Happy 1st Birthday, Eva!

Lucky in Love said...

Tear. Eva is so lucky to have you as her mama. She is just so precious and I cannot wait to hear all about her party. Love you and congrats on your one year of mommyhood! Flew by huh?

Sarah-Life is what you make it said...

what a sweet sweet post! happy birthday Evalyn! Heres to another year.

SnoWhite said...

Yeah!! happy birthday E! Can't believe it... and what an amazing year of blessing from God.

Laura said...

Happy birthday to Evalyn! Love, love, love that pic of her on the bench. She is absolutely adorable!

Erica said...

Such a sweet post. Happy happy birthday! Ive enjoyed very much following along with Eva's first year of life, and getting to know her mama along the way.

Sarah said...

Happy (belated) Birthday to Eva! Such a sweet letter to her!

wallacefamilyblog said...

Happy First birthday to your little girl!

Steph said...

I love the two pictures! She is adorable in both of them. She looks so grown up in her 1 year picture!