My birthday letter from a few years ago has never been more true than now. Never accepting that you might not become pregnant two years ago, you climbed a HUGE mountain to conceive our Liam. And your first birthday as a mommy finds you (ssshhhhhh - no one knows yet)...with another little one on the way!!!
Your birthday letter is as true now as it was when I wrote it several years ago...
Another year and I'm not sure where the time has gone. I'm not sure where any of the years have gone, because it seems like only yesterday when I was lying on the delivery table hoping for a girl, thinking about plaid pleated skirts and knee socks. Who knew you would be wearing fireman hats and high-heeled jellies in three years? I loved to dress you up and fix your hair and watch how happy you were with your special outfits. I loved all our movie nights and special outings. My life would have a huge gaping hole in it right now had I not been given the gift of your light in my world.
From the beginning you have been fiercely loyal to those you love, and most especially to your big brother who never seemed to do anything wrong in your eyes. I’m not sure who protected whom more, but you two are quite literally a match made in heaven.
You have always been a little harder on yourself than you are on others (maybe because you couldn’t do the things you thought you should be able to do when you were younger, like buttoning buttons) but you are always there to help others when they need it.
Ally, for Ben and Daddy and Lou and me, you are our princess in every way imaginable. Never forget that you are a cherished member of this family. Remember, too, that you have a divine and extraordinary place in this world and never stop seeking your passion and purpose in life. Remember your beauty is not just on the outside but on the inside as well. Don’t ever underestimate your ability to move mountains when you have the desire to do so. Never doubt that the world is a better place because you are in it. And this above all else: never forget that I adore you - the little girl you will always be and the young lady you have become.
Forever and always, Mama