To My Daughter,
My first born. My first daughter. My first everything. The one who made me mama. I want you to always know how precious you are to me. The last 21 months have been life changing, wonderful, messy and hilarious and some of the best times of my life. Although these first few years of your life will be just a sheer glimmer in your lifetime, for me they will be the months that changed everything for me.
I knew I would teach you things. Like how to crawl and walk, how to find your voice and how to put the perfect amount of chips in your sandwich. How to perfectly swaddle your baby doll, and how to sass your daddy. But what I didn’t know, is how much you would teach me.
You would teach me about a love that gets me excited to wake up every day. You would teach me to slow down and truly savor moments with you. You would teach me that our time together is the most important and everything else can wait. You would teach me that YOU will be the best thing I do in my life. You would teach me that I am capable and strong and to believe in myself because there is no other way I want you to view yourself.
If I could put into words the way you have shaped me and pushed me to be the best version of myself, I would, but no words would even be close to the adoration, purpose, and joy I get from being your mom.
Thank you, Millie girl, for sticking with me through these first 21 months of motherhood. Thank you for giving me the courage to take on another baby. Thank you for being the one that confirmed that motherhood is what God has created me for. Thank you for being your wonderful self.
Millie Grace, in just a few short days things are going to change. It won’t be just you and me anymore. Very soon, baby brother will join our tribe and things will change. You may be confused, jealous and not understand the shift in our family right away, but my prayer is that God is preparing you for your new role just like He is preparing me.
I don’t know how I will balance my attention evenly with you and your brother. I’m not sure how I will savor time with your tiny brother while you continue to blossom and grow too. But what I do know is that your daddy and I love you and have loved having you as our whole world the last 21 months. And soon, our world is going to be expanding and growing into something even more wonderful, but it will never take away what you are to us.
You were my first and will always be my first.
I love you sweet pea,
Abby is a first time Mom, and an amazing team member of Baja Baby. She lives in Colorado with her husband Alex, their beautiful new baby girl Amelia Grace and Maple the dog. You can find Abby on Instagram by clicking here.
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