Somehow we are here, on your third birthday, and I simply cannot believe it. I was recently puling out your 12-18 month clothes for Bryn and it felt like I had just put them on your little body and yet now you are suddenly so much bigger! It seems like yesterday that I was meeting you for the first time, smelling your sweet baby hair, and watching you sleep.
My sweet Emmie Grace … you are the one who made me a mama and you will always have that distinction. We’ve been on a journey of discovery, you and me. You have taught me patience, humility, the ability to find the joy in the smallest of things, and what unconditional love truly feels like. Everyone tells you that your life will change when you have children and you think you know what that means but you simply don’t until you hold your own for the first time. Holding you sweet girl rocked my world in the best possible way.
This last year has brought lots of change into your life. Most importantly you earned the title of “big sister” and you have embraced that role to the fullest. You currently tell everyone who looks at Bryn, “that’s my sister” and you’re constantly patting her saying, “oh she’s so cute!” We are still working on sharing our toys but every day you give Bryn a little bit more. Bryn just loves you little girl and no one can make her giggle the way you can. I hope you two always cherish and love each other because having a sister is truly one of life’s greatest gifts.
Little one, you live life passionately and you feel things passionately. You are a spirited little girl which is sometimes challenging for both of us but truly I hope you never lose that fire that is in your soul. You currently love to read, horses, painting, dancing, and playing soccer. You have developed a passion for princesses and love to play dress-up. Everything is “so beautiful” and you love to give “big hugs”. You know your numbers up to twenty and all of your letters and are soaking things up at school like a sponge. At night you love to say your prayers, always including Trigger and Bailey, and insist that we sing “Twinkle Twinkle” and the “ABCs” as your lullabies. You always ask us for “just 5 more minutes” and are so good with your pleases and thank yous.
Every day little one you teach me more and more. I don’t know what I ever did to get so lucky to blessed with you as my daughter but then again I feel like I have known you my entire life. I simply don’t remember what life was like before you because you are in the center of my world.
You are the sunshine in my life! Happiest of birthdays. Mommy, Daddy, and Bryn love you so very much!