May 8, 2011

A letter to my daughter on Mother's Day.

Dear Adelaide,

You are the reason I can now celebrate this holiday! Last year on Mother's Day, I was about 5 or 6 weeks pregnant. We knew you were in there and so we treated the day as we should: I was a mom from the moment I found out you were on your way. Your daddy treated me to some fabric from the local fabric shop and I had great intentions to make slings for you. They never got made, but it's just as well because you love your Moby wrap. (I will make something from that fabric, though! I will!)

This year, though, is my first real Mother's Day. You're really here, my girl, my sweetie, my love, my daughter!

Each day I wake up with you next to me, smiling and cooing, my heart grows a little bit more. I never knew love like this. Loving your daddy is one thing (a really wonderful thing), but my love for you is bigger than the sun and deeper than the ocean and more than all the stars in the sky. It goes on forever and ever and is truly unconditional.

Living each day with you, I'm able to see the world in a new light. I see you staring at a leaf and I am able to see it through your eyes. The way the cats yawn, the way the steam comes out of the iron, the way light plays shadows on the ground: it's all new when I imagine how interesting and fascinating it all must seem to you. I've always found pleasure in the little things in life, but now even more so because, without even trying, you help me to recognize the importance of noticing all those little things.

Oh Adelaide! I want the very best for you in life! I want you to be so happy! I want you to be confident in your beauty (in and out) and your talents and your dreams! I want you to trust in the good in people. I want you to reach and reach and reach for that which you want. Anything is possible. Your daddy and I will help you to live your best life. You are definitely helping us live our's.

Thank you for making it possible to celebrate this holiday. Being your mother is the absolute best thing I've ever done. I love you like crazy, baby.




  1. This was so sweet! Babies are miracles and make us mommies soooo happy! (most of the time! hee)

    Love her name, too!

  2. [Kayla Sue] Yes they do! Except when they won't sleep or won't stop screaming. Or better yet, won't stop screaming after a night of no sleep. But other than that: true LOVE!


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