Oh my. How did this happen. I was just cuddling you for the first time in our dark hospital room just an hour old, daddy asleep next to us, the nurses finally out of the room, just you and me, getting to know each other, smelling your wonderful newborn smell, you cuddled so good right from the start, so little, just 6.9 lbs, the littlest face, loving the feel of being on your mama's skin, me not able to sleep a wink because I was on such a high, you came into this world at 1:39 am but it felt like it was the middle of the day, I couldn't stop smiling. Oh what a perfect night it was. I remember every detail. It was so peaceful. You were tiny and fit so perfectly on my chest. And now 365 nights of absolutely NO sleep later you are one year old! Teasing! Well, kind of. Little sleep has been had, but it has been the best year. Daddy, Soren and Maeta would all agree with me that your life has brought us so much happiness.
You are still so sweet. You have always been sweet. You were born with a gift of sweetness. The way you cuddle, the way you smile, your personality, your teeth, how you stare at and try to grab your belly button, the way you lay your head on Maeta's back when you get tired, how you point to the door and say bye dada, everything you do=sweetness.
Selah, I pray that you would grow into a woman of God. That you would be bold to live out the gospel and that you would find your contentment and strength in Christ. Remember that He takes great delight in you. He rejoices in you with joyful songs. (From your verse Zephaniah 3:17)
My heart is bursting just at the thought of you. I love being your mama. Happy birthday baby girl.