Friday, September 27, 2013

My Dear Natalie

To my dear little one,

     It's been a year since we first met. Wow-- has it? Time surely flies.
     I want you to know that you are special to me.
    You have made me achieve what some thought was an impossible feat. You made me believe I was strong. You made my faith grow bigger. When you came, God's grace upon me was multiplied. (You know He always provides).
     You make me smile. You fill me with joy. There is laughter in my heart because of your presence.
     You are a gift. A pleasant surprise.
     You have made my life more colorful. My days busier. Our family happier.
     Your smile warms my heart.
    Truly God knows best. He gave you to me at the perfect time. Now I cannot imagine how life would have been without you for the past year, and the years to come.
     I always look forward to hearing you laugh. To see you tilt your head to play peek-a-boo! To hear you call me Mama when you're hungry. 
     And I am always amused to see you bravely ignore all that stands in your way when you want to walk and play.
    I will always enjoy seeing you flutter your eyelids when we say 'blink' or 'beautiful eyes'. And I will always cherish experiencing the sweetness of your kisses and hugs, which you are so generous in giving.
     I'm so excited to get to know you more and watch you grow. I just wish time won't go by so fast.
     Most of all, I want you to know that I am very grateful for you. You are a beautiful blessing from the Lord.
     Happy Birthday my sweets.