To my sweet Minnie Isabella,
It’s hard to believe that our days with just the two of us are coming to an end. I’m not entirely sure why, but in some ways it makes me a little sad. I have loved our days spent together. You have become my little best friend.
As I write this you are upstairs napping in your bed and the house feels so quiet and still. Is it crazy that I miss you while you’re sleeping? That one of my favorite parts of the day is greeting you in the morning and after naps? Of course I need a little break here and there, but Min, you are my life. You have brought our world to life. My eyes brim with tears as I think back to the day you came into this world. The first time I saw you, held you, kissed you. It was then that I learned the meaning of whole-hearted, real as could be, unconditional love. I will forever be grateful to you, my little bug, for teaching me to be a mom. It has been my greatest gift.
You and I, we’ve experienced a whole new world together. We’ve cried together, laughed together, discovered together. Those first few months took us some getting used to. But look! We made it. And I’d say we’ve done pretty darn well.
Minnie, you are my little firecracker. Life is one giant playground to you. You are enthusiastic about almost everything and seem to be constantly running circles around me. Always running. I don’t think those little feet have stopped since you learned how to toddle around on your own. I love your sass, your sweet…even your sour. You make me laugh. Sometimes you make me laugh really hard. The little face you make when you pretend to sing is probably my favorite. That, or the way you dance when you’re in nothing but a diaper, belly rolls and all.
You, my love, are beautiful, kind, intelligent, funny and full of sunshine. I had no idea how full my life would be when I started this adventure called motherhood. You have made it magnificent.
Beginning Thursday this little family of three will be a family of four. And do you know what I’m looking most forward to? Bringing you to the hospital to meet your sister. I can’t help but think that the two of you will be the best of friends and I’m so grateful she has you to look up to, to learn from and to love her. You are going to be a wonderful sister. And the three of us, we’re going to be the three amigos. Just think how much fun adding one more to the mix will be. It’s hard for me to imagine loving anyone as much as I love you, but I believe that the more our family grows the more our hearts and their capacity to love will grow. Life will become more full and lovely and wonderful. I’m grateful I’ll have you by my side to start this new chapter of our lives.
I love you more than you can possibly understand. Perhaps when you have babies of your own you'll finally know, but it's a love more real than anything. I can't wait to feel it a second time.
I love you to the moon Minnie loo!