Today is my 31st birthday. You have ingnited in me something that was so dark and untouched until you came into our world. My dear girl, it's like watching my heart relive life through your eyes each and every morning. When I pick you up from your crib with my "good morning sweetie!"…I scoop you up and you stand on the windowsill watching quietly as the taxis and buses cart all the city folk off to work. You stare and soak in the amazement of your world with a peacefulness that is beyond your one of age. (You must be an old soul like your Daddy) That peace teaches me lessons in patience, appreciation and compassion for the little things which is just an unparalled gift. And that glare hits me like a wave of goodness. You are my mirror to the past, the being that keeps me so consciously in the present, and the little stinker that gives me such joy in all that the future holds.
What's so interesting about being your Mama is that it is I that grew you and gave you life…but in effect, it is really you who has done that to me tenfold. Thank you for infecting me with your everything…but especailly that hilarious belly laugh for which can only be described as Aunt Elizabeth's soul twin chuckle ;) I wouldnt take back a single laugh line (where did those come from?) from all the smiles you gave me this year of my life.
I love you my little lovie!!