My Dearest Maddie,
I try to hold back the tears as I cope with the fact that a whole year has gone by so fast! How has this happened so fast? It seems not too long ago that I was watching American Idol feeling you kick around. When I was in labor and “walking” into the hospital I caught myself crying outside the nursery seeing the little babies thinking “my baby is coming, right now!” I couldn’t have imagined anything better in my life than you being born. You have brought so much joy, so much happiness and love into my heart it makes me cry. Everyday I am so excited to see you and your smile and every night I count my blessings that you are a happy and healthy little girl! Your dada and I love you so much and cannot wait to see what the years will bring, but for now, just slow down a bit! I remember at one month when you rolled over and I thought, oh my goodness she is already rolling over. Then it was laughing. Then it was sitting up. Then it was big girl food. Then it was talking. Then it was crawling and cruising. Then it was table food and waves “hi.” Every milestone is an exciting joy and yet I cry because you are growing up so fast! So, one year has gone by and you are still my little baby girl who made me slow down and realize what life and love is really all about. I will spend my whole life thanking you for that! So happy first birthday little love!
How fast we have gone from
13 weeks . . .
two days before you were born . . .
day 1 . . .
to this . . . 1 year!
”And when she wraps her hand around my finger
Oh it puts a smile in my heart
Everything becomes a little clearer
I realize what life is all about
It's hangin' on when your heart has had enough
It's givin' more when you feel like givin' up
I've seen the light
It's in my daughter's eyes”