Today my precious Sophia turns 7 years old. I look at her and I can’t believe how much she has changed in 7 short years. She is no where near the, 6 pounds 7 ounce, full head of brown hair that I delivered who looked up with those bright brown eyes and melted my heart. She stopped me in my tracks. That baby girl took my breath away and stole my heart forever. My love for her is immeasurable. Every year I try to quantify it for her in some way in a card but it always falls short because how can you express the true meaning of to the moon and back plus infinity with all that I am or will ever be? It’s the kind of all consuming love that hurts.
Today, the little girl with scraped knees and long flowing brown hair and those same bright brown eyes makes my heart happy. I know she is changing, evolving, every single second. I breath in deep and I inhale this moment, this child that she is right this minute. This same child who runs hot and cold at all times, the one who is so passionate about her convictions that sometimes she gets in her own way. How I adore her verve for life.
This is my love letter for your 7th Birthday.
You came into my world and have been my happiness ever since. Your smiles soothe me, your tears tear me down and your sadness destroys me. Your laughter is contagious and infectious and can heal the world. On this 7th anniversary of the day you were born, my beautiful, amazing girl, I wish you a lifetime of the same whole hearted, all in love that you give to others.
You are moody and broody and artistic and funny and vibrant and in total living technicolour. You are a rainbow and a unicorn and all that the world has to offer that is good. You are shy and that scares me because the thought of you feeling unsure breaks my heart because I can’t fix this for you. But I am here, for today and for always, to hold your hand and to wipe away the tears. You drive me crazy with your independence when it’s in direct opposition to my plan but, inside, I am so proud of you for standing your ground.
I love that you stick up for what you believe in and for the underdog. I love your stubbornness and your follow through. I love that your heart compels you to get involved when you see a less fortunate person, sick person, or a sad child. I love you for being exactly who you are and I would never change a thing about that. You are the perfect you in every way.
I celebrate you and all that you have become today and I celebrate the day that I met one of the most amazing people that I’ve ever known. I wish you a lifetime of love and acceptance of yourself, I want you to see and love yourself the way I see you; perfect, just the way you are.
When I look into your eyes, I see possibilities. You truly believe anything can happen…
And that is magic…
The kind of magic I will bottle and do my best to sprinkle over you as you sleep each and every night. You can’t put a price on that kind of faith in the world.
You are a beautiful little soul. From you I have learned patience and I have evolved. I am a better person for having you in my life.
Happiest 7th Birthday, my precious sweet baby girl, with the giant heart. Wishing you a million days that reflect the possibilities you see.
Mommy loves you to the moon and back plus infinity and beyond.