And Then You Were Five…

I remember the day like it was yesterday. It was a beautiful Sunday and also happened to be Father’s Day. We had just gotten out of church and were headed to my parents for a BBQ when I felt some unexpected leaking. I called the doctor and was told to come into the hospital. I had a feeling that morning you might be born today so we brought our packed bags with us. Your daddy was giddy with joy about the thought of you being born on his first Father’s Day.

My birth plan went out the window when I had to be induced. As much as that pained me, I just wanted to make sure you were okay. We didn’t know if you would be a boy or girl but something in my heart told me you would be my Emma Grace, and you were. Twenty-seven hours later (and unfortunately not on Father’s Day), you came into this world. You were everything I hoped for and more. You were perfect. You are perfect.

I cannot believe how much you’ve grown in these past five years. In the blink of an eye you went from my sweet baby sleeping in my arms to my big girl sleeping in her own bed. You are the joy and sunshine in my life. Your personality is one of a kind and always brings a smile to my face, even when you’re a little bit sassy.

I cannot put into words the love I have for you. All I can say is thank you for making me a mom and I feel so blessed to be yours. Happy birthday my sweet baby girl.