Motherhood

Dear Baby Girl,

My Sweet Girl, My Daughter, My sunshine…

I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for everything.

You’ve saved me in ways I’m not sure you’ll ever understand. You were everything I needed, exactly when I needed it. You’ve given my life so much purpose, when at times, I felt like I didn’t have one. You’ve given me love, patience, and calm. You’ve brought out so many strengths I didn’t know I had.

Thank you.

Thank you for being my best teacher.

I love you so big.

The day I got to hold you for the first time is a day I think about constantly. You were better than I ever dreamed. I remember that day like it was yesterday. Honestly, most days it feels like it was only yesterday that you arrived. I find it so unbelievable that we’re even this far into our journey. How did time go so fast? I feel like I blinked. And then again, I feel like I’ve embraced you and everything you’ve done so much. I’ve been by your side since the day you arrived.

I know some days I’m so tired. Some days mommy’s patience is so small. Some days I feel like I’m failing.

But, even on those days you remind remind me that I’m doing okay.

Thank you.

Moments you dry my tears I fight so hard to hold back. The way you hug me when you know something isn’t right. They way you say mama when you know I need you.

Please remember how much I love you, even on days that are hard.

I love you bigger than big. And I’ll love you even more tomorrow.

Thank you for challenging me. For making me slow down. For making me dig deeper into life. For giving me a different view of life.

This world is a scary place, and I hope I give you all the tools to be okay. And to know, I’m right here, no matter where life takes you.

I hope you grow up and do all the things you dream of.

I hope you grow up happy, and fulfilled.

But most of all, I hope you know how much I love you.

You are my saving grace.

So, thank you.

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