I can't believe my little girl is 3 today... it just seems like yesterday I was holding you for the first time in my arms. Your eyes wide open to the new world around you. Like any new parent, I thought you were the most beautiful baby ever, and was taken with you. I don't know if you will ever understand the joy you brought to my broken heart. The healing that you brought into my life when I needed it most. Like all things God does, his timing is amazing and I am forever blessed to be your mom.
Now you are 3 and full of energy and life. Sometimes you like to challenge me with your stubbornness, but then you don't know how stubborn I can be, so we are a good match, haha. Your imagination and creativity inspire me daily, and are a constant source of entertainment to us all. The way you smile and how those chocolate brown eyes light up are magic, not to mention how stunning they look on you. My beautiful girl, full of talent and spirit... I can't wait to see what you do with your life in the years to come.
So much is changing in the next few weeks for you. Becoming a big sister, starting pre-school and taking on all sorts of new activities that won't require me to be there with you. I feel sad I won't hold your hand all the time now, I will have to let you go and stand on your own 2 feet. I know you are ready to shine, but I still feel like its gone by too fast. I pray that the Lord protects you in all your adventures, and that you make good choices. I know you will make mistakes, and always know I am here to help you. Your brother will be looking to you as a role model, and I know you will be a wonderful sister to him.
My sweetheart... my joy... my daughter... I love you more than you will ever know. You were made with love by me, your Daddy and the Lord. Happy Birthday, and best wishes to you on the year ahead. I hope it is filled with happy memories and excitement of new challenges. May your wishes come true my ballerina, my princess... my Ariel.