My Sweet Girl,
I can’t tell you enough how blessed I feel for having you and your brothers in my life. Just as with them, from the day you were born, we’ve always had a thing going, you and I.
…but then I realized, it is just so SO much more than that.We’ve been snuggling together from the time you were 4 months old and even before that, really, seeing how you’d always refused our repeated offers for the crib in favor of our arms…
I realized yesterday though, that these naps we get to take together each day…they’re coming to a close…pretty soon, once the Fall is here…these afternoon naps will pretty much be a thing of the past…
I know too, from experience with your big brother, that once kindergarten hits, your life will begin to fast forward at a pace that your dad and I will both struggle to be comfortable with.
Not only will naps become a thing of the past but also those middle of the night snuggles you give when you sneak into our bed…and I know, this will just be the start of many adorable baby girl things your father and I will need to bid adieu to.
I love you so much, Baby Girl.
I love how you both love and need to be where I am at all times. I love that you run back for a kiss at preschool if we didn’t get a proper one…I love that you want me by your bedside as you fall asleep, and I love how you run out to me in the living room when you wake up and realize I’m not there.
So yes, yesterday, as I awoke from our nap, I did feel guilty, but I assure you that I never will again. Life and time is too short. Fall is approaching, and there is so much excitement awaiting you there, but I know too, that my heart and my arms will ache for just one more of these times with you.
You really are growing up, and this Fall is a huge deal on so many levels…I’m so proud of you, and I love you more than words could ever say. I just hope so much that one day, you’ll remember all these deep and meaningful moments we’ve shared along the path of your childhood, and I hope that you’ll carry them with you always and pass them on to your own, because my heart,…my heart will never forget.
So I will snuggle with complete abandon, My Girl…these napping days are winding down and I just will never be ready to open my arms and let you go…