“On the day that you were born the angels got together and decided to create a dream come true. So they sprinkled moon dust in your hair of golden starlight in your eyes of blue!” – the carpenters
I can’t believe it has been six years since you came into my life. Another year has come and gone and it’s as though I’ve blinked and you’re officially a little girl.
I had no idea how much my life would change…and how much you would change me. Your cheery little face brightens every single day and my heart melts every time you tell me, “Mama, you are my bestie!” You have taught me patience in a way no one and nothing else could. You have also tried my patience and you are doing it tremendously well.
These days we live in a world of Disney Princesses and I hope your love of fairytales and daydreams never ends. You are the sweetest mini adult I know and as much as people always tell me what a great mom I am, it’s you who makes me look good. You are compassionate, caring, kind, thoughtful, independent, sometimes shy, often very brave. Today you are soaking it all in all the time. Words, numbers, facts, figures – your brain wants to know it all and it’s processing it very quickly. You read well beyond your years, math and numbers come easy to you – as you say “It’s so logical!”, and Legos, age number on the box is no obstacle for you. You sound like an adult when you carry a conversation and everything is up for negotiations!
Today you are all about hugs, kisses, I love you’s and a peace sign. Anything that brings a smile to someone else’s heart. You see the happy in the sad, the light in the dark and the sun through the clouds.
Today my favorite time of the day is when we lay down to read before bed and we have our little daily recap conversations, obligatory Snapchat filters, nose kisses and millions of hugs. For those few minutes you are all mine and I am all yours. Secretly I hope we never outgrow that moment. You make me want to be the best kind of a woman, mom, friend I can be. You make me better than I am, and for that little one, I am forever grateful.
In your usual happy and excited self, you’ve been telling anyone and everyone that your birthday is coming up and you can’t wait to celebrate because you’re going to NY. You don’t want a party, you don’t want gifts, all you want is an airplane trip with your mama and unlimited time at the American Girl store. And that’s exactly what we will do, because for you, I would take you to the moon if it meant to see your eyes light up of happiness.
Today my darling, you are six. Wishing you a very happy birthday, love you to the moon and back infinite times, xoxo Mama