Honestly, I have always acknowledged this statement, smiled and a head nod saying, "Thank you, that's what I hear."
But this year, more than ever before those words are coming to life for me...
Sophie recently turned seven in August. She began first grade this year and for the first time since she started preschool years ago, I had more tears than she did. And by more, I should be more clear she had 0, I however looked like I just stepped inside after a torrential downpour.
Time is flying just like they always said it would, which brings me sitting here with my morning coffee at the computer early this morning, anxiously waiting for our youngest daughter Gia to wake up so we can began to celebrate her fourth Birthday.
In honor of Gia, I thought I would write a tribute to this one of a kind little girl I'm so proud to call my baby.
Gianna, since the day you arrived in my arms at 6:36pm on 9/10/11, at Trinity Hospital in Minot, ND my life forever changed. Although you are our second child, your birth was original and brand new and I looked at you memorizing the curves of your soft, chubby cheeks, your beautiful long dark eye lashes and the adorable dimple on the center of your chin. I had never met anyone just like you before and I know I never will.
Gia you bring such joy to our family with your quick wit, sweet snuggles and boisterous laugh that everyone who knows you, can't help but find contagious.
Ballet shoes and rain boots in muddy puddles
Hair bows and ball caps
Tutu's and dragon costumes
Dainty and fierce
Imaginative and logical
Forgiving and temperamental
Inquisitive and irresistible
Morning cuddles and independent
Sweet and sassy
You are all of these things and so much more, but most of all, no matter how fast time flies and has you all grown up one day, you are and always will be my baby. I have already learned so much from you and I aspire to see life through your bright eyes, with more excitement, curiosity, laughter and love.
Gia, you are the apple of my eye.
I love you,