Happy Birthday My Girl

Don’t worry this isn’t one of those “letter to my child” posts. There is no way I am that sentimental.

Ok. I lied.

Dear Cielo,

I just checked on you and you are still sleeping. It is hard for me to believe that today you are 5. (Yes, you were born at night but legally you are five.)

Thank you for being my baby (you will always be my baby girl) and I’m sorry that I’ve had to learn about being a mom at your expense. Maybe at times I’ve made the wrong decisions, but my love for you was at the heart of every single one. You came into this world and you changed my life for the better. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect first born.

Everyone always first remarks on your hair and how pretty you are…I know how you hate that. You are sweet, caring and unselfish (your brothers are so lucky, mine were not that fortunate.) At times crowds and new people make you uncomfortable, and I understand…people can be difficult to deal with at times. You are headstrong, opinionated and charming. I can just imagine the discussions we will have. I hope I rise to the new challenges of being a mother just as you tackle new situations–like Kindergarten which is coming up quicker than I anticipated.

Today we will treasure every moment. I promised you a small party instead of a huge gathering. There will be cake. There will be bubbles. There will be laughter. There is always love.

I love you Skye Blue, mi cielo.

XOX. Love, Mommy
Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless handheld

3 thoughts on “Happy Birthday My Girl

  1. Aw, man. This made me all teary! Cielo is a lucky little girl to have a mama who writes such loving words.

I see you speak the language of awesome. Awesome.

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