How can it be that my little bitty baby girl is 11 months old? We are ONE month away from her turning ONE! This is just insane. Time is the one thing I feel like I never have enough of and this last month has been a huge reminder of that. We have been running around working, going from one place to another and things have been really hectic. In the midst of the crazy, I took a moment to look at my baby girl. I stopped what I was doing (okay, maybe because I was sick for a week), and I really looked at her and thought, where has the time gone?
You are getting so big. You don’t like to cuddle anymore. I watched you take your first step last week. I saw you experience your first Easter. You were tackled by your big brother for the first time (of many, I’m sure). You have been sick this week and haven’t been as happy, but you are normally grinning from ear to ear and always clapping – your favorite trick. You have become really loud and are quite the little talker. You are the most beautiful baby girl I have ever seen. Your personality is perfect and I have enjoyed these 11 months with you more than you will ever know.
While I am sad to see your first year come to a close, I am excited to watch you continue to grow. Learn words. Play with your brother and make friends. I’m excited for you to walk so you can finally run outside with your brother and cousin. I’m excited to teach you how to do your first plie. I can’t wait to watch you play dress up and eat sugar for the first time at your party. I am excited to watch you turn into a beautiful lady. But first, please stay little. Don’t ever be in a hurry to grow up because I promise you, it is overrated. Play as much and as hard as you can and be my sweet baby girl forever. Be kind to everyone no matter what. Love the Lord with all of your heart and always put him first in everything. I love you, angel!