The last year has been a blur. It's so hard to believe that you have just turned ONE! It seems as if we were just bringing you home from the hospital. Our little girl. Your father and I have been to the moon and back with emotions over having you. I still stare at you and think... wow! She's really here! I'm wondering if there will ever be a point I don't look at you in awe. Probably not. I'm blown away by you every day.
You are silly. We laugh at you and your funny ways. You are sassy! Your initials are actually SAS! You like things your way. ALREADY?! You're smart. Such a clever little girl. And you are SO very loving. I love when I'm carrying you and you put your head down into my chest for extra love. You melt my heart.
There is so much I hope to teach you in your life. To love God, your family, your one day family, and your closest of friends. Be kind always. Even when others aren't. Stay true to who you are. Be strong and brave. YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH AND DO ANYTHING YOU SET YOUR MIND TO. If you want to work and have a career, DO IT! If you want to raise a family and stay home, DO IT! Or if you want to do both! GO FOR IT! Make sure you are in a loving relationship, and that he loves the Lord also. Educate yourself. Go to school, travel, never stop reading and learning. Play sports. Whatever sport you fancy. Never quit. And know... your father, and I will be here for you no matter what is thrown your way. I will always support and love you. And for heavens sake... look after your brothers. As much as they are going to protect you... protect them as well. Stick together. You are siblings. Nothing in this world can change that. I hope you all grow close, and love each other more each year. Be tolerant of others. I have no idea what is in store for us in this world. Be the change. Take charge.
YOU ARE LOVED. You are loved by everyone that meets you. You smile, and we all smile back. You cry, and break our hearts. We are going from a boy house, to a mixed house. I'm not outnumbered, and I'm excited to have a little girl do things with me. Right now I'm your mother, but hopefully, when your an adult, we can be friends. I'm so beyond thankful for you and your brothers. I can't wait to see you grow and become who God intended you to be.
I love you with all my heart, sweet girl!
Happy 1st birthday!
Forever and always,