Wednesday, September 21, 2011

You're two today

Dear Ava,

"i love you through and through... i love your top side. i love your bottom side. i love your inside and outside. i love your happy side, your sad side, your silly side, your mad side.

i love your fingers and toes, your ears and nose. i love your hair and eyes, your giggles and cries.

i love you running and walking, silent and talking, i love you through and through... yesterday, today and tomorrow too."

Today is a special day for me and you. Two years ago today, you took your first breath and my world became yours to conquer. You became mine and I became yours.

Today, you are two. Today, you will blow out your candle and enjoy your birthday cake.  You will laugh & play.  You will open your presents and say "wow!" because you love them.  You will kiss your di-da and your daddy because you love them too.  You will throw a fit because something wasn't just right (and that's what two year olds do) then you will come to me for a hug and all will be right in your world & mine. You will crawl into my lap and be still for a moment. You will discover something new and smile. Today, you will be you.  You are two.

Today, I will sit back & watch. I will stare at you in pure amazment and joy. I will breathe in your sweet breath and be your mommy. I will think back on the past two years of wonderful memories and I will cry, laugh, sigh and smile. 

But no matter how many years go by, you are still mine and I am yours.  I love you, Ava.