Dear Quinn ~
Happy 2nd Birthday to my cute little Chickadee!
No question that a Mother’s Heart just grows to add more room for each child. It does. Instantly. Without warning. Another human being enters the world and a Mother instantly falls in love. Actually, it happens far faster than that. I would give you the moon and the stars. Then when you had all of those, I would find more.
Two years ago, you entered our lives… early. On your time. Meant to be. For the last time, I laboured. Felt you kick. Laid in the operating room in excited anticipation of hearing your cry, seeing your face and finally holding you in my arms. You fit, perfectly. Awesomely. We spent 5 long days and nights in the NICU. Walking out with you on discharge day. Taking you home. You fit so perfectly into our family. We all instantly knew each other. It couldn’t have been more perfect.
Then, I got to see love like this…
Love like this…
I became the most blessed person on the planet. I’m sure of it. I had a trio of girls to hug and to hold. I have 3 Divas.
I have you.
I don’t know how to explain to you how quickly the time has passed for me. It has. Somedays, I feel like it is slipping from us far too quickly. It is a constant reminder to soak you up. Breathe you in and remember that, in the blink of an eye, you will be all grown. So for now, I cherish the sticky fingers on my pants, the sticky lollipop kisses. I pick you up whenever I can because, in the blink of an eye, you will be all grown.
So today, we celebrate. We celebrate you. We dance. We sing. We clap our hands and we will eat cake. All in honour of you. In honour of the day of your birth and one of the most magical days of my life.
I love you to the moon and back. Happiest of days, Quinner. Happy 2nd birthday to you.