Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Isabella

My precious Isabella. Happy birthday sweetheart. You are 1 year old today.

What can I say about the past year? You have changed my life completely in 365 days, and in all the right ways. I never knew that it was possible to love another person the way that I love you. I never knew that I could be so excited to get up in the morning. I never knew that your DADDY would be so excited to get up the morning either J I never knew that a child's laugh was seriously the best sound in the entire world. I never knew how much I would look forward to your smiles. I never knew how much you would light up each day more and more.

You continue to amaze me. Each and every day. In each and every way. I cannot believe how much you have grown in the past year. When I look back at your newborn photos, you don't even look like the same baby. And yet, it seems like just yesterday. Even listening to your heartbeat with the Doppler that your daddy and I rented seems like just yesterday. It was then that the simple sound of your heartbeat—thump-thump-thump was so soothing I could listen to it all day. Now, it’s the sound of your laugh that I can listen to over and over!

You have always been in a hurry to grow up. I hope you don't grow up too fast on me now. You were in a hurry to do everything. You got your first 2 teeth at 4 months. You sat up by yourself at 3.5 months. You rolled over both ways at 3 months and your started crawling at 6 months. You took your first steps at 10 months and you already have 4 molars at only a year old! You like to say dada, mama, baba, dog an hi. You wave, laugh, clap, an do the touchdown sign! You are such an amazing and smart girl. I am so proud of you. I hope you always know how proud we are of you. And I hope you always know that I don't care what you decide to do with your life (within reason haha) but I want you to be happy, healthy and passionate. I want you to be honest and confident. I want you to have fun. I want you to love. I want you to learn. I want you to be you.

Its only been a year, its all gone so fast, and yet I am so excited for all the fun years ahead of us. Don’t grow to fast my little one. I want to enjoy every moment. Thank you so much for inspiring me to do what I really love. To go after my dreams and not be afraid to put you first. You are my everything, Isabella and everything that I choose to do in my life, I choose it with you mind first.

I love you more each day. Happy FIRST Birthday!




Christina said...

Okay I totally just bawled! Love it and that precious girl!

peanutbutterfingers said...

this is my first visit to your blog & this post made me tear up!!! this is such a sweet birthday "card" for your daughter. she's lucky to have such a wonderful mommy & it sounds like you're truly blessed with an angel.

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