A Letter to my Daughter

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I can’t believe this day is here. It feels like yesterday when I was growing you inside of me. I would rub my belly and talk to you, tell you how much I loved you and how I would protect you. I knew you would be safe with four older brothers by your side. You are so lucky to have them, as they are to have you. I thank God everyday for adding you to our family. You are Gods gift to us, the most treasured gift anyone could ever have.

I have a few things I would like to share with you, and I decided I would write this today so that we can look back on this and always remember.
To start, when I found out you were a girl, I could see nothing but pink fairy dresses and sweet pastels around the house.  I dreamt of you running through the flower garden smiling, with your hair flowing in the breeze. I also knew one day you would have the sweetest shabby chic bedroom, with a beautiful dressing station and perfect little reading nook to enjoy. You would always be my perfect little princess. 
As the year has flown by, I’ve grown and realized so much more about how I want to raise you. I know now you might prefer cars over baby dolls, and even though I would love that shabby chic bedroom, you might prefer purple polka dots. I know that what makes you happy is what matters most of all.
As you get older I want you to always know that you can do anything that you want to do, you can be anyone that you want to be. It hit me this year, I am not raising you to be “The Perfect Girl” in someone else’s eye’s. I’m raising you to be great in your eye’s, to have confidence and stand up for what you believe.
So baby, whether you choose to become an artist, a doctor, a scientist, a homemaker, a sports player or anything else your heart desires, I will always have your back. I will love and support you with all of your goals and your dreams. You will always be mommas girl.       
Happy 1st Birthday Bells