Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy FIRST Birthday!

Ella Grace,

I am sitting here in our kitchen on the morning of your first birthday. When you woke up, Mommy and Daddy came into your room together and sang Happy Birthday to you! Mommy then made you heart-shaped pancakes (complete with a candle of course!) for breakfast and we sang to you again before we all enjoyed breakfast together. You will officially be ONE YEAR old at 12:08 p.m. (when this posted), but we started a little early : )

I just put you down for your morning nap and now I am just sitting in the quiet kitchen (Daddy is at work) trying to figure out how in the world this last year has come and passed so quickly!? I am such a whirlwind of emotions right now. It is SO fun and exciting watching you grow and become your own person, but it saddens me at the same time because I know with each passing year you will need Mommy less and less. Ever since the moment I brought you into this world, I have been totally overcome with the desire to be the very best Mommy for you because you are the very best little girl for me. I honestly lay in bed each day and wonder why on earth did God decide to send me such a perfect blessing. I have no words for how grateful I am for you. I am so thankful that God understands our hearts and feelings because when I try to express how much gratitude I have for Him allowing me to be your Mommy, all I can do is shed tears. Very HAPPY, grateful tears!!!

I know you won't remember this day and we actually won't be having your party until next week, but I hope you have a wonderful day today! And I hope with each passing birthday you understand what a blessing you are to our family and how much we love you! Thank you for being an amazing child and loving me. Happy 1st Birthday Baby Girl!!!!


BEST day of my LIFE!