Three years ago today, I strolled into the hospital around 10am and very easily had you by 4:24pm. Your father hoped for 4:20, but I guess that one extra push robbed him of the perfect birth time. Nevertheless, there you were. Our perfect little girl. The nurse put you on my chest immediately and I held you close to my face for over an hour before they took you back to weigh you and do those tests they like to do to newborns. The entire time you were on my chest you locked eyes with me, and we were both silent. You and I have had a special bond ever since.
You are so independent and proud to do what I do. You love to help and be a part of the family, no matter how tiny you still are!
You have such a tomboy style (just like mom), but can be convinced to put on a dress and a ponytail for special occasions, such as your 3rd birthday party.
It takes so little to make you giggle and laugh. Even a funny face from mom or dad can snap you out of a funk and make you flirtatiously giggle.
And don't get me started on how much you and Daddy adore each other. You might sass Daddy when you want your own way, but the minute you are scared or hurt, you want Daddy holding you close.
You are very good at sharing with everyone, especially your big brother.
You have so many adorable expressions that melt my heart every.single.day.
And you are growing up so fast, I cannot believe what a stunning, beautiful, smart young lady you have become.
You are typically agreeable and easy to please. Sometimes your sassy attitude keeps me on my toes, but it assures me you will be a strong, confident and outgoing adult.
We are lucky to have you, but I want you to know how lucky you are to have Loudoun as your older brother. He adores you, would do anything for you, and I can see a lifetime ahead of the most beautiful friendship between the 2 of you.
Happy Birthday, Sweet Pea.
You brighten every single day of my life and fill my heart with such joy and love.