on the day before your birthday

My darling baby girl,
I blinked and a whole year passed me by. Tomorrow you will be a 1 year old! I have said the same thing about your brothers, but I do think your first year went by the quickest.  I have tried so hard to savor each stage of you since I know you are the last baby.  I have clung to your baby-ness because I know by now that it will be gone in an instant. My favorite times with you have been in our glider when you will actually let me rock you to sleep. That is really the only time you are still & I love just snuggling you!
I have dreamed of having a little girl for my entire life.  In my head I pictured a quiet and dainty little girl...and well, that you are not. You are even better! Cheney, your personality is so much fun. You are LOUD, adventurous, sweet, fearless, & full of sass. You may have 2 big brothers but you can certainly hold your own. You are one tough, petite little lady! You definitely keep us on our toes more than your brothers ever did!
Everywhere we go people notice you & compliment your pretty smile & blue eyes. Smiling is something you do often! You are such a happy girl & find joy in the smallest things. You love your brothers & think they are they greatest. Grayson is your biggest protector & Griffin is like your personal comedian. They have been smitten by you since day 1 & it has been so fun watching y'all interact! You completed this family, baby girl, and I am pretty sure you will be their "Cheney baby" forever!
You have completed my heart in the most perfect way. I am forever grateful that God chose me to be your mama. You have taught me to be more patient, enjoy the small moments, & just slow down.  I can't wait to watch you grow up! Thank you for adding so much joy to our lives. We love you SO MUCH, baby girl!

1 comment:

lg2006 said...

You gonna make me cry cry with that!! I can't believe she is one either!