Tuesday, July 20, 2010

To My One Year Old

Dear Lauren,

   On the eve of your 2nd birthday, I am wondering how it is even possible that we have experienced almost two full years of your precious presence? It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating your first tooth, your  first birthday, your first steps. Today you have conquered all of those firsts and I am so excited to be able to celebrate the next ones with you.

   I look at you in complete awe and wonder. You are perfect in every way. You are your own person with a darling personality and the best facial expressions ever. You are a total girl who loves to dance and hates bugs. You are my buddy and my shadow. I feel so incredibly blessed to be your mother.You and I have a special little bond. It is so amazing to me the connection we have. You trust in me and I delight in you.
  I am so thankful that I get to spend each and every day with you. I wouldn't trade staying home with you for anything in the entire world. You have given me a greater purpose on this earth than I ever thought possible. You have shown me a greater need for my God. You have given me a greater passion for living my faith out. You are watching me.
   I love you so much that my heart literally aches from it...and I think that is exactly how it should be. 

Love always and forever,

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