I think those are the most perfect lyrics to describe how I feel about my daughter on this very special day...her birthday! I know that the song is about a different kind of relationship then the one I have with my daughter, but it just feels right ya know.
I have decided that every year on her birthday-starting with this one- that I'll write her a letter. So here it goes.
My princess, pumpkin, monkey, little person, and my favorite, baby. Today you're four. What a crazy thing to say. Four years ago you changed the world when you came out with chubby little cheeks. I never realized what an impact it would be. I was young to say the least. But, I wouldn't have it any other way.
This past year you have grown in so many ways. Physically, I swear you got two feet taller. Your hair has grown so long and curly. You've gotten more beautiful as your smile becomes more defined. But growing physically, isn't really a lot of the fun stuff. You've become even more of a shining beam of light this year. You've gotten so smart, loving, and fun. I can see how much you've learned from your year of preschools from watching you begin to write your name to finally learning how to pedal your bike. You've become more social and you love to love people. I can see it in your face anytime I come home from work. You look so happy to see me. You love to take care of your family and friends, and this has made you so sweet. Your personality has really taken off. You'll be a ray of sunshine, I can already tell.
I don't know what life would be like without you, and honestly,I probably don't want to know. You make me so proud. It's not been the easiest ride for us, not that it's been terribly hard either, but we'll get there. When you reach over and hold my hand, my heart melts. In that one second I am overcome with love and could probably melt into a puddle. You my dear, are the love of my life. Forever and always. You give me joy and strength. You help me see the world in a new light. I couldn't ask for anything better.
|The day you were born|
|7 Months, First Halloween|
|Sometime at 2|
|And the lovely 3|
|And today at 4!|