You are two. This past weekend, our friends and family all crowded around you as we celebrated your second year of life. You enjoyed every second of it. It made my heart burst so see how much you soaked up all of the birthday festivities.
Of course, much of my time was spent reflecting on the journey we’ve shared so far. From the day I took a pregnancy test and found out you were coming, to the first time I sat in the doctor’s office and heart your little heartbeat, to when I saw your little hands and toes on the ultrasound machine, to the moment I gave birth to you saw your face for the first time. I have loved you so totally, so completely the whole way through.
You are the most spunky, energetic, creative, hilarious little girl. I can’t even sum up everything you do that makes me laugh on a daily basis. You are strong willed with a stubborn streak a mile long and you have a tender, tender heart.
Everyday I pray for you. I pray that you will love God. That your heart will grow bigger and bigger and be filled with love. I pray that you will believe in yourself. Never give up. I pray that you will always be the best that you can be and use your skills to serve God. I pray that you will never doubt Daddy and I’s love for you. That you will always feel wanted, cherished and loved by us. I pray that you will treat others with respect and kindness. Always use your manners and reach out to those in need. I pray that God will guard your heart from the evils of this world and give you strength as you face day to day life. I pray that your heart will be pure. I pray that as your mother, I will be able to help you grow and help mold you to be the girl that God intends for you to be.
You are beauty to me. You are joy to me. You are everything to me.
Here’s to another year together, my sweet little sidekick.
I love you with my whole heart.