My precious girl,
How did we get here? How is it possible that this time last year, you had just arrived into this world. And now, a whole year later, you have changed everything in the best of ways. Your light, your presence, your beauty from within that radiates and fills a room – it has transformed your Mama, Daddy, and Big Brother. You my Darling are the most delightful creature and we can’t get enough of you.
I look back on this year and I am full. Filled by your smiles, your touches, your coos and cuddles – filled by your sweet first words, your laughter, your playfulness. Filled with joy from every single moment that we have shared and lived together.
Remember how I wondered about you? Remember how I longed to meet you, see your face, hold you…well my Love, when you came you made me more, even more than I thought I could be. I’ve cherished your face, I’ve relished you in my arms, I’ve thanked God for the blessing of being your mother each and everyday. I couldn’t be more blessed by you and your brother if I had dreamed it up myself.
As you turn one today, Sweet Girl, know that the sun shines for you. Know that you are loved from all sides. Know that you are an incredible human being. Know that you are destined for awesome things. Know that you are fearfully and wonderfully made. Know – that your Mama and Daddy love you more than all the water in the oceans, more than the vastness of the sky, more than every blade of grass that grows, more than could ever be measured.
Happy 1st Birthday, my sweet, sweet Abigail Emery!