To my sweet Alexa,
I can't believe it has been 3 years since they laid that tiny baby girl on my tummy. You were so beautiful and so perfect and I couldn't stop myself from crying tears of joy. It seemed like we waited forever to meet you, and I can't even describe that moment when we finally did.
I remember after the nurses all left and Daddy was fast asleep on the couch, I held you close and couldn't stop touching your sweet tiny toes and kissing your adorable little cheeks. I promised you that I would love you more than anyone has ever loved another person. I didn't think it was even possible, but each day that passes that love grows more and more.
I had no idea that the simplest things that a little person does can make me so incredibly happy. The way you giggle, how you cup my face in your hands to kiss me, the silly faces you make, the sweet little way you say I love you mommy, and the way you make everything fun. The passion you have for life is so amazing. People comment all the time what a happy little girl you seem to be, and you truly are. I pray that you carry that love of life forever.
And now here you are 3 years old today. You have grown into an amazing little girl and I thank God every day for you. We called you baby girl when you were in my tummy and now even though you sometimes remind me that you are not a baby anymore, you will always be my baby girl. Only when you have your own children will you understand what you mean to me and your Daddy.
The last three years have been the best years of my life. And although I wish I could bottle you up everyday so that I never forget one single thing you said or did, I can't wait to watch you keep growing up. I can't wait until you go off to your first day of school, leave for the Prom, go to college, get married and have your own babies. I am so excited that I will get to be part of it all. Just don't grow up too fast! :)
So today on your birthday I just want to tell you how much we love you. The day you were born our lives were changed forever. You made me a Mommy and there's nothing better than that!
Love you forever baby girl,