On Your First Birthday

OnYourFirstBirthdayAlthough my daughter’s birthday was a couple of weeks ago, I wanted to share a little note I wrote for her. Just a little insight into my hopes for her! Enjoy!

Love, Angie


Happy 1st Birthday Baby Girl!!

This year has flown by and it still amazes me everyday that God chose me to be your Mommy. You are spunky and silly and I love watching you grow. We waited for you for so long. Every night while I hold you before bed, I remind myself how there was a time when I thought I might never hold my own baby.

Looking back on this year, there is so much I have learned. This year has been a challenge, but it’s a challenge I am so thankful for! I remember on the first night you were home, you started crying so hard I thought it would never stop! Grandma had to rock you because I was crying even harder! Not because I was mad, but because at that moment I realized although I am your mom, there will be many times in life where I won’t be able to protect you and fix the problem…and this has continually been the most difficult realization throughout your first year.

There have been so many happy moments this year of course!! Each smile and laugh brings me more joy than I can ever explain!

UsI see so much beauty in your face. I see God’s perfect love. There is nothing I wouldn’t do for you and because of you, I finally understand a littler more clearly how much God loves me. To think He loves us so much that He gave his ONLY Son baffles my mind.

My biggest wish for you little one is that you will LOVE JESUS and LOVE OTHERS with all your heart. My hope is for you serve God with humility and to truly love people. I pray I don’t get in the way of God’s plan for your life and that I wouldn’t be afraid to let you be yourself.

Daddy and I love you with all our hearts and wish you the Happiest Birthday!

Love, Mommy


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