Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday!

Dear Delilah,

Happy Birthday! I can hardly believe this day has arrived. Today is not only a big day for you, it’s the anniversary of a big day for me. The day you were born was the most anticipated, most important, most exciting, most scary, most emotional, and most joyful day of my life. I am certainly celebrating the birth of you, but am also celebrating the birth of myself as a mother. I’m celebrating that your father and I got you through your first year with no major injuries or illnesses. I’m celebrating that we made it through the newborn days, when I was afraid I might never sleep again.

I’ll admit that I have mixed emotions today. It’s a day to honor the beginning of your life, but it is also indicative of an ending on the horizon. Your infancy is drawing to a close, and your toddler days are fast approaching. You are already growing up so fast, and I constantly have to remind myself to treasure every moment.

Delilah, I love you more than I knew I could love anyone. I now know what it means to love unconditionally. I know that my patience extends far beyond I ever thought it could. Your existence makes me a better person. I strive to be the absolute best version of myself that I can, so that you will grow up with a mother you can be proud of.

Every smile that has brightened your face has made my heart dance. Every giggle that has passed your lips has filled my soul with joy. The day of your birth began a new chapter in my life, one that will last for the rest of my days. For as long as I live, I will be your mother, and you will be my precious, beloved child. Happy Birthday Baby.




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  1. Hi there! I am a new follower! I found you on the Fence! I love finding new blogs and yours is lovely:) You can find me at

    My son also just turned one! I can't believe how fast the time went by. I have some handmade giveaways on my blog you might like for your daughter:)

  2. Mixed emotions - yes. And I still have them days later. It was so huge - the event of turning one. SO huge for us mothers anyway. Happy Birthday dearest Delilah! You are beautiful as your mother!

  3. I love the message, just heartwarming message from a so proud mother. Happy birthday and may you have the best years to come!


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