8 years ago I gave birth to my daughter Maddie. While I laid on the operating table after my C-Section I asked myself why wasn’t I crying, where are those tears of emotional happiness that THOSE PEOPLE said I would have today when the Nurse laid my beautiful baby on my chest?! I remember questioning myself at that moment…OMGosh I am a horrible mom. This MUST mean I’m not a good mom and that I don’t love my daughter. Little did I know that the floodgates would open soon after.
Maddie Girl you have been the best thing that has ever happened to me. YOU MADE ME A MOM! For that, you will forever be special. You challenge me, you love me and you force me to face my fears every single day. I work harder because of you. I work hard FOR you. You showed me what love for myself is and that it’s ok to slow down and just do nothing. You are a determined little human being and one who never EVER settles for less than. But some days I have to remember that you are still a little girl in need of guidance. I promise to always have a hand ready for you to hold, a place next to me in bed for you to climb in when the night gets scary, an extra can of whipped cream in the fridge with your favorite ice cream to boot. I also promise to discipline you when you need it, the world already has enough mean girls. I Promise to listen without judgment and offer advice when you NEED and a few words of wisdom even though you think you don’t. I swear I won’t tell Dad you took all of his t-shirts when you’re 16.
Please stop bothering your brother. Clean your room and know that I love you to the bottom of my feet!
Happy Birthday Baby!