Friday, February 20, 2009

Happy 3rd Birthday, Mia!

OK, so I am more than a week posting this, but honestly, it is because I am at a loss for words when it comes to my first-born.

You are becoming such a big girl, and I am so proud of you. You are one of my favorite people to be around, and you are only 3! You are smart, hilarious, talented, artistic, eager, loving, obedient, strong-willed, beautiful, and a tad bossy. I wonder where you get that last one? You are the person who showed me all about the incredible bond between a mother and her children. You are my daughter, and I will never forget that moment when you were placed in my arms. I stared in disbelief at your precious, tiny, crying face.

I still find myself watching you, completely amazed and humbled that I get to be your Mommy. Thank you for allowing me to practice my parenting skills on you, my first-born child. Each day brings a new adventure, and I look forward to it every morning. You have made me want to be a better person...someone you can be proud of. You are my most special girl, and I can't remember what it was like before I met you. Happy (belated) Birthday, Miss Mia.

All my love,