Ten years ago today, at 2:56pm, you gave me the best gift imaginable. You made me a mom. You were 7lbs 13oz of pure perfection in my eyes. That day, you introduced me to a new kind of love; the kind of love that is unconditional.
Today you turn 10. Double digits, as you recently reminded me in the car. You said “Mom, I’m not so sure I want to turn 10”. When I asked why, you responded “because I will never be single digits again”. I laughed and said you were being silly, but deep down I felt the same way. I am not ready either.
As the saying goes, time flies. It still feels like yesterday that your dad and I brought you home from the hospital, terrified and excited for the journey ahead. We blinked and you could walk. We turned around and you were playing soccer and riding a bike. Before we knew it, you were finishing up the 4th grade. Now you are nearly as tall as me, wearing the same shoe size. There are days I so badly want time to stop so that we can enjoy these moments a little longer. Selfish, I know.
I want you to know I am so proud of the young lady you have become. You have a beautiful soul, filled with love and a passion for life. Each time I look at you I am amazed. I am so proud to be your mom.
Wishing you the happiest of birthdays baby girl.
With so much love,
XO - Mom