Six years ago today, you were born and my life has never been the same. I am in awe of you, baby girl. You have become a very intelligent and independent little girl. You are so beautiful, I can’t believe you are mine. I guess your Daddy and I make pretty kids, huh?
The first time I saw you, you were hooked up to wires and machines. They wouldn’t even let me hold you until you were eight days old. They told me that you might not make it, so I prayed. And prayed. And prayed some more.
Eighteen days later we finally brought you home.
I still haven’t stopped praying or thanking God for the gift he has given us.
In the last year, you finished preschool, started kindergarten, got a kiss from a boy, learned how to read and write things that amaze me and lost two teeth in one week. There have been a lot of little moments I don’t want to forget. There have also been big moments. Like when you went on your first sleepover, caught your first fish, got an award at school for eloquence…so many things.
Just two nights ago, you announced that you were writing a book. Then you came to me and said, “Mama, I’m an author and an illustrator. Aren’t you proud of me?” And indeed I am, baby girl. You even opened up all of your books looking for the word you wanted to spell before coming to ask me for help. That is one smart girl!
Today, you turn six tears old. You have already told me that now you can do lots of things by yourself because you are a big girl. You are growing up. A little too fast for my taste, but still, you must grow.
I would prefer to keep you safe under my watch for the rest of your life, but I know you must learn to do things on your own. You must also learn to fail and not give up because of it. That’s how you grow up, by falling down and getting right back up again. Perseverance is the key, my beautiful one. You can never be a failure if you keep trying.
I love you with every fiber of my being and it is because of you that I know what true unconditional love is. Thank you for being my daughter and thinking I am the best Mommy in the whole world. I will make mistakes, as will you, but my love and acceptance of you will never change.
I pray that you have a long amazing life filled with love and happiness. That’s all any mother wants for their child.
I love you to the moon and back.
Category: The Diva