To my darling daughter.
You are now 3. I cannot believe it, so much has happened since last year, the months have whizzed by and I have watched you flourish into a vibrant and (very) independent little lady. Last year we had so much worry and concern as you were very poorly, it brought lots of things into perspective but the best thing is you sailed through it, you are a resilient, tough little girl. You are growing into such a lovely girl, you light up my life with your smiles and laughter, there isn't a day that goes by that you don't warm our life with your cheeky giggles and infectious smile. You do know how to keep us on our toes however, you have the ability to go from happy to diva strop within seconds but do you know what I kind of like that unpredictability......it's an interesting personality trait!
When I sit and reflect to the moment when I held you in my arms I wondered what you would be like. Would you be shy or outgoing? Would you enjoy cuddles or be less snuggly? Would you be a Mummy's girl or a Daddy's Girl? Would you get on with your brother?
The next step for you is moving into your pre-school room at nursery, the last room before you start at school (OMG), how ridiculous is that! However you need the challenge, I see you learning so much every day, your speech is great, you're counting really well and you seem to pick things up super quickly, you are a bright little button. Nothing really seems to phase you, sometimes you can be a little shy but once you see others having fun then you are quick to join in and make friends. At your recent nursery parents evening they said you are sassy and confident (agreed!) and totally ready for heading into pre-school room (figures!).
I adore your caring nature, the way you look after all your dollies and babies is utterly beautiful and the love you have for our cats is just wonderful to see. You also adore your big bro even though he can sometimes be a bit mean to you! You two definitely have a bit of a love/hate relationship with each other and I suspect that will be the way it is but when you do have those sibling moments that make my heart melt it and it all just makes life worth living.
So here's to the next year my darling, I've no idea where it's taking us but I look forward to spending it with you.