August 27, 2018

The Firsts.

Dear Bella,
This weekend has me straight exhausted. But, as I sit and watch you nap in our bed and wait for you to wake up, I feel extremely thankful. 
Not to be cliché, but we are #blessed. 
I watch you crawl, and climb, and giggle and throw your head back laughing when I do the simplest things and it's so exciting.

The firsts. They are monumental in your life. And you will see that as you grow. Last weekend, I spent hours going through old pictures from my childhood and cried alllll the happy tears. It's so hard for me to properly express it, but my childhood was really special. My parents did everything they could to make us happy, and I hope you know that Daddy and I are doing that for you.
I feel the need to document every single piece of it because one day you will look back at the pictures and wonder where the time did all the firsts come and go so quickly?!

This weekend was the first time you dipped your toes in the lake, and just as I expected you were full of joy. Your big smile and cute laugh forever melt me and it's the most wonderful feeling to know that I created you. I hope that all kinds of firsts bring you that much excitement. I know there will be firsts that aren't so great- your first heartbreak, your first bad grade...but I'll always be here to take it all in and help you through it.

I'll never forget the first time I laid eyes on you. The days keep getting better than that first one, I'm not sure how it's possible...but I'm amazed by it.

Thank you for being such a sweet girl who makes all the firsts as exciting for me as they are for you experiencing it all. I love you with all my heart and hope that every first is filled with hope and wonder of all the beautiful things that the world has in store for you!

I love you baby Bella. Forever and ever.

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