Jan 1, 2012

And Now, Four

Dear Hope,

Today you are four.

On this day, in 2008, you came into this world.  In your first breaths you made me a mother.  And when I held you and talked to you and you stopped crying, you made me feel like a mother.  You made me believe in miracles.

Four years of crying and giggling.  Of songs and snuggles.  Reading and playing.  Singing and laughing.

Four years of learning.  Both yours and mine.

Four years of frustration and fears of making a mistake with you, my firstborn.

And I see you now, with your bright eyes and beautiful spirit.  I see how much you’ve grown and flourished.  What a sweet little girl you already are.  Emotional, independent, with a good, good heart.

I cannot imagine my life without you.

You, my dear Hopey, are amazing.

I wish for you all the satisfaction, joy, and health of a fulfilled life.

On this day, and always, I am ever so grateful for your birthday.  For the baby, now a little girl.  For you.

Love to you always,

With Hope's special birthday hot chocolate
(and my coffee)
Four years old!

The Birthday Cake --
Littlest Pet Shop rainbow cake
with green and pink frosting


  1. Awww, happy 4th birthday to your beautiful daughter!!! Parenting is wonderful isn't it?1 Even on the roughest of days (sometimes weeks) I would never trade it for anything else in the world. Oh and your pink & green LPS rainbow cake...well, I just showed my girls and they LOVE it!!

    1. Thank you. It was not my best, but I was actually quite proud. And Hope LOVED it!

  2. Such a sweet note! And talk about sweet . . . I've never seen a cake like that!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Nice to "meet" you. Nina :)

    1. Thanks, Nina. Nice to "meet" you as well!


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