Saturday, November 28, 2009

An Amazing Year

Dear Fiona,
Mommy can't believe that a whole year has flown by.  I feel like I barely blinked and you went from a tiny, snugly baby to a happy, busy big girl.  This year has been amazing and challenging.  I never knew that it was possible to love someone so much.  Your Daddy and I have loved you from the beginning.  That first day we got to hold you we knew you were someone special.  Every day we love you even more.

You didn't make life easy for us in the beginning.  You were a very colicky baby and Mommy struggled with breastfeeding you.  There was lots of crying (yours and mine) and not much sleep.  Somehow we managed to survive those rough patches and it only made your smiles and giggles that much more precious.

I love watching you grow and learn new things.  I get so excited about your "firsts".  At the same time I get a little sad that my baby is growing up so quickly. 

You are a ball of energy now and very independent aka, stubborn (I have no idea where you got that trait from).  You like to do things your way or not at all.  You don't let things like gravity slow you down at all.  You have no fear, my brave little girl (except of the vacuum cleaner).  You were determined to walk so you didn't let any number of bumps and bruises slow you down.  Now you are running all over the place.

You make us smile and laugh every day.  We are so blessed to have you in our lives and in our family.  I can't imagine my life without you and I thank God that He gave you to us.
You have grown and changed so much in this last year.  I'm excited to see how much you grow and change every day.  We love you so much!!  Happy 1st Birthday, Fiona!!


Nancy said...

Happy Birthday!

Ginny said...

Happy Birthday Fiona!!

Crissy said...

Happy Birthday Beautiful Girl!!!