No one can prepare you for the day you become a parent. People throw all kinds of advice at you, but it doesn't matter. No person is ever prepared for that moment when another life, one you created and nurtured with every breath of every day, is laid upon you for the first time. I remember being so overcome, almost like I was watching someone else.
While I was pregnant with you I talked to you a lot. Almost always these conversations happened in my head. When you were born it felt like we were still connected in the same way. It's a bit unexplainable but I pray there is a day my words won't be needed and you will know this feeling on your own.
Watching you grow for three years now has been without question the most inspiringly beautiful thing I have ever seen. Everyday you teach me why we are here. I see the way you love without question. You have a quiet way of making almost anyone feel like they are connected to this world and loved so wholly. I hope you never stop.
Your imagination is so wild and overgrown that I sometimes wonder if we really do have unicorns in our house. Your enthusiasm easily matches your daddy's, and that's saying something! Your smile brings an ease and comfort to any situation.
Happy 3rd Birthday.
Love you to the most.