I love you. You are the most amazing person I have ever known. I never knew it was possible to love this much until there was you.
Each day I am amazed by the things you do. You learn so fast and I love being your teacher. We lose minutes…. Hours… Days to playing and I love that I am also your best friend. I hope for that in the future too. So few parents are lucky enough to have that with their kids once they grow up but I will do my best to always be not only your mother but your friend too. Just remember that sometimes it will not seem as such, as there will be tough decisions you may not always like, but it’s only because I always want what’s best for you and to protect you from hurt and danger.
Being your mother has been easy. It’s a big learning curve, but you’ve so far not thrown us too many challenges. I’ve learnt a lot from you too. You’ve taught me to be more patient and shown me I’m a lot more patient then I realised. You’ve taught me to live in the moment and focus on now. That may have meant the house was always a mess & some things didn’t get done, but having most of your naps in my arms are precious moments I would not give up for a clean house. Having you as my world has changed my priorities. Career is not as important as family, although having the financial security to give you everything you need is important. It has meant considering my options and thinking outside the corporate square.
I am ready to expand our family of three now, missing those moments when you were growing inside of me or so new in this world and completely dependant. But at the same time, I am also glad these things take time as I love having so much time to enjoy just you. I know I will love your siblings just as much as I love you, but for now I am loving being Lily’s mum. It is by far the best role I’ve ever had and I hope when you are older, you will feel that I did it the best I could because there is nothing I wouldn’t give to make you happy.
I love you to the moon and back my darling girl.