Today you are YOU,
that is truer than true.
There is no one alive who
is YOUER than YOU.
~ Dr. Seuss
My darling Claire,
In only ten more days, you’ll celebrate a milestone birthday. You are turning FIVE, one whole hand!
Since the day you were born, I’ve been amazed daily at the depth of love that lives in my heart for you. To be honest, before you were born, I was a bit nervous that I could love my second child as much as my first. But from the moment I heard your first cry, the moment they put you in my arms, there was never any doubt that you belong here, with us, to complete our family of four in the perfect way that only you could.
I LOVE being your mom. You are the sweetest child, so sensitive to those around you. Always willing to jump in and help, always there to offer a kind word or smile to someone who is hurting. And affectionate! Every day we are all bombarded with Clairey kisses, and there are plenty to go around. Your sister likes to pretend that she doesn’t like your hugs and kisses, but don’t let her fool you. You have a way of making everyone around you feel so loved and special.
You have given me so much, more than I feel I can ever return. I just know that you inspire me every day to be the very best mom I can be, to live up to the mother that you deserve to have guide you as you grow.
Know that you are light. You are love.
Happy birthday, my darling girl.
I love you more than you will ever know.
This post is part of a year-long project I’m under-taking with some other very talented photographers and mothers around the country. Click to see what Kristy Dooley has written to her sweet Allie this month!
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