To my beautiful daughter on her very first birthday,
The day you were born was the best day of my entire life. It was so surreal and I’ll never forget seeing you for the first time. It was love at first sight. You were the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen in my whole life. It’s still hard to believe you are really mine forever. I never knew it was possible to love someone so much! You were the answer to all my prayers.
We both learned so much this year. It was a year of firsts for us both and memories that will stay with me forever. With each new milestone our bond grew even deeper.
You learned to love tummy time even though you hated it for so long. One day you learned to pick your head up and roll over all by yourself. I learned just how strong you really were.
You learned to laugh and it was the most beautiful sound in the world. You always loved to laugh and smile. You were such a happy baby. I learned that your laughter could make even the toughest days fun!
You learned to sit up all my yourself and I realized you would not stay a baby forever. You were so independent and I was so proud of you!
You learned to crawl and boy were you fast! You loved to chase after your kitty sisters and play with your little pink car. I learned just how determined you were to do things on your own.
You learned to wave and loved to wave hi and bye to everyone, especially your Daddy. I learned how you could make someone else’s whole day just by seeing your little smile or hearing your laughter. You were so much fun to take grocery shopping.
You learned to stand up all by yourself and walk with your little walker and I learned to let you go my sweet girl.
You took your first steps all my yourself! You had the biggest smile on your face and you were so proud of yourself! I learned how, in the blink of an eye, a whole year could fly by. Suddenly my baby was no longer a baby.
Of all the things you learned in your first year you taught me so much more that you’ll ever know. I learned what it really meant to be a mommy and love someone unconditionally. I loved seeing the world through your eyes and being there to see everything! I cherished every day we spent together. We read books, sang songs, went on walks and played with your toys all day long.
I missed you when you would lay down for your naps or go to bed at night even though we spent all day together. It was never enough. Sometimes I would watch you sleep and think how lucky I was to be blessed with such a little angel. I couldn’t wait to see your smiling little face when you would wake up. You always woke up so happy and you were so excited to see me too.
I wish I could freeze time and keep you as my little baby girl forever. But since that’s not possible I will continue to cherish our days together and will love watching you grow year after year. Thank you for all the love, the laughter and the pure joy you’ve brought to our lives. Happiest first birthday my sweet baby doll! I love you more than life itself!