The moment you enter into this world and into my life forever and always.
The day I saw my little girls face, heard her cry and touched her skin.
The very day that made my life that much better and richer.
The day I would start a journey of learning more about myself as a girl, through loving my daughter.
The day I realized I still had room in my heart to love that much more.
The day I became a mom of a little boy and a little girl.
Today, you turn two sweet butterfly. I can hardly believe it myself. As you lay sleeping so sweetly in your crib. I sneak in to grab one last look at you before writing this post. You are curled up on your side, with your hands on each side of your face. You are truly precious and so peaceful when you sleep. Sometimes I go in and just softly stroke your hair, just because I want to touch you one last time before I fall asleep. Sometimes after I pray with you, I will go back in and pray over you while you sleep. You have brought so much joy in this family. You are so full of life, personality and laughter. You are outgoing, so friendly and you make friends wherever you go.
You love, love, love to talk. Its insane how much you can go on and on and on, talking in your own language. Funny thing is, I understand a lot of it. I have you on video camera talking on the phone and I can't wait to show you when you are older. You are so big. Your hair has grown like crazy over the last year. Its beautiful too. The perfect shade of sandy beach blond, so soft and the cutest curls at the end. I love when the wind blows it in your face and you take both hands at the same time, cover your entire face up with your hands and push the hair back out of your face.
You love playing, singing and DANCING most. You love your brother and really love to make him laugh. You vocabulary is amazing. It amazes me how much you can understand at only two years old. I still can't believe I just said "two-years-old!" Where has the time gone?
My sweet little girl. You are simply beautiful. I know we are celebrating your special 2nd birthday, but inside I am celebrating all over again the gift that God placed in my life, when he breathed life into. I will say this any chance I get "I am so honored to have been chosen to be your mother." WOW! What an honor that is. God has chosen you, and HE has a plan for your life....and yet HE chose ME, with all my baggage, my flaws and my imperfections as a human being, to me YOUR mother.
Sometimes I can imagine you grown up already, and looking into those blue eyes and just talking about life and memories. You are a special little girl.
You are obsessed with shoes. And I am not kidding. You wake up and the first thing you want is to pick out a pair of shoes to put on. You have a pile of "play" shoes, in which you rotate through them all day long, if it be rain boots, cowgirl boots, high heels, flip flops, moms 'big shoes' or sneakers. You love being girly. You love wearing dresses, letting my blow dry your hair and paint your 'pretties' finger nails.
I remember the first time you said "I wuv you"... you were getting reading to go some where with daddy. I was putting you in the car seat and out of nowhere, all on your own, you say "I wuv you." It took both your dad and I by such surprise. It totally melted my heart. I still get butterflies in my tummy thinking about that very moment. You wake up and you say "good morning" with a smile.
You are also really figuring out how to do the full body tantrums. You are surely a strong child and with a feisty personality. Right now it can be a challenge because there is no negotiating when you go into a full blown tantrum, but I know if we direct it in the right direction all that strength you show, we will make a strong women out of you.
You love watching Dora, Elmo, Scooby-Doo and Wizard of Oz. You say "Oz" when you want to watch Wizard of Oz, and you say "Da Da Da Dora" when you want to watch Dora. And 'da da da Dora" is the theme song that you sing off. You love books. You love to be outside. You love to look at and touch every tree you see. YOu give them hugs and look to see if you can find a bug on each tree. It takes a long time to make it around the block on our walks for that very reason. You love chasing the ducks out of the back yard. You love to play with balls.
Baby girl... there is so much I want to write down and not forget about you at this sweet age of two years old. You are my best girl, my love bug, my princess, my rainbow, my garden, my sweet butterfly.
Happy Birthday My Love.