A Letter to Our Daughter on My First Mother's Day
My sweet Milly,
Everyday I fall more and more in love with you. You are pure magic, baby girl. Beyond our wildest dreams you have completely filled our lives with joy and enchanted us with your overwhelming presence. I marvel over you. You are like the sun, so warm and bright shining light everywhere you go. It’s been so very special seeing the world through your eyes. Your big brown hazel eyes and those ultra long lashes. You are curious about everything and I love explaining it all to you. You love to observe the world around you and I watch you study every little thing the same way I do when I’m trying to learn something new. You are as calm as chamomile.
I love the way you communicate-and how you tell me exactly how you’re feeling. I’ve never felt more in tune and connected to someone (besides daddy) before in my life. Our relationship feels as natural as bees making honey. I love how it feels like you know what I’m thinking at any given moment. Sometimes we stare at each other and then burst into laughter at the exact same time. It’s so much fun being your mama.
Every night as you rest in my arms, smelling like buttercream, I trace my fingers around your face and look at you in wonder. And as you slumber, I watch you dream. I hope you are dreaming of goodness and the good you will bring to the world and those around you. I hope you know you can do anything you dream and don’t let anyone or anything tell you otherwise.
You are such a delight I can barely stand it. It’s an honor to be your Mama. Thank you for trusting me, Milly. It is truly a gift to call you ours. You are filled with so much love and purity and I’m so grateful God chose me to be your Mama and us to be your parents. I love the person you’ve made me. I’ve never been more proud of who I am than now. Being around you gives me a fullness I’ve never felt before. These are the good ole days. We are living them.
Milly, you radiate rainbows. You are a unicorn in a field of horses. You’re a cupcake in a world of muffins. You’re a ranunculus in a garden of roses. Happiest Mother’s Day to the one who made me a Mama because today is about you too.