Dear Little Daisy,
Three years ago when I saw those faint lines on a pregnancy test, I had no idea what the next three years of my life would entail. Those months carrying you inside me so close to my heart – I had no idea how much love I was capable of. I also had no idea how much a small human could irritate me and push every possible button. I had no idea of the nights I’d spend rocking you to sleep or the days I’d spend playing dress up together. I had no idea how much this mini human being could enrich my life and push me further than ever before. You’re crazy, you’re demanding, you’re funny and most of all you are loving. You squish your hands around my face and tell me I’m your best friend. You tell me you love me every night before you fall asleep.
How has it been only three years? I feel like I’ve known you my whole life. When I try to think of a time without you – it feels empty and strange. I wake up every morning and want to get out of bed because I get to spend each day taking care of you. I may not be the best at cooking dinner – but I try my best. I may snap sometimes but girl do you try and push boundaries. I have faults in my parenting, like we all do. No parent is perfect. Tonight I gave you ‘off’ milk without realising. You took a sip, spat it out and said “UGH! MUM! You put poison in my bottle”. You’re quirky and make me giggle without intending on doing so.
I don’t have enough words to describe how much love I have for you. How grateful I am for these amazing three years – how much I look forward to making memories with you. My happiest moments are with you; Rome. Portugal. Spain. Cornwall. Corfu. All the good times that stand out are the ones with you. So I just want to say an absolutely HUGE Happy birthday to you. You’re currently laying next to me on the sofa asleep (you should be in bed) and stirring every so often demanding I bring you grapes. I’m so lucky that you are my daughter. Thank you. Keep being you.
All my love, always