To my daughter on her second birthday

To my daughter on her second birthday

To Alyssia on your second birthday,

I am feeling so many mixed emotions this week as you turn two years old just like I did with your first birthday but for some reason I feel so much more emotional about the fact that you’re turning two. How has it been two whole years already? The time has absolutely flown by and I can’t help but be sad about the fact that I’ll never get this time back with you. Over the past two years our relationship has grown and grown, you’re a real mummy’s girl and we do absolutely everything together but you’re also very independent and love to go off and do your own thing. You’re learning more and more by the day and I am so very proud of the little lady you are becoming.

It still feels so surreal to me that I am a mother, more so YOUR mother, a pure dream come true. You have changed so much over the past year and have grown up a hell of a lot. You’re walking, talking, shouting, telling me exactly what you want and if I don’t quite understand you’ll grab my hand and show me. You’re sassy, you’re cheeky but most of all you’re loving. You are so maternal and seeing you play with your dolls so nicely makes me so excited for you to become a big sister one day. You like reading and you’re really into drawing at the minute. Your favourite nursery rhyme is Old Macdonald and you also love row row row your boat.. I am so proud of you and love being able to spend my days at home with you. You’re so caring and can also be quite shy at times but give yourself time and you’ll come out of your shell and become the sassiest of them all, trust me. You love waving hello and goodbye to everyone and you love going for rides in the car.

We have lots planned for the year ahead and I cannot wait to see you grow even more. I’m looking forward to the adventures and seeing you smile that big cheesy grin of yours. You’re the best thing that has ever happened to me and nobody will ever be able to take the love that I have for you, away. I never knew a love like it until I met you. I hope you know how loved you are. I tell you a million times a day and it’s so lovely hearing you say it back. You melt my heart, you really do. The day you were born my whole life changed, I felt this overwhelming feeling of love and it has just gotten stronger and stronger ever since. Despite the fact that you’ve reached the terrible twos a little bit early and you have been pushing your luck this week, you make me so so happy and I can’t thank you enough for being you, for being my first born, my daughter and my very best friend. I hope that one day when you’re older you’ll consider me your best friend too. I hope you always know that you can come to me for anything and I will always, always be here for you.

Happy second birthday baby girl, I love you so so much.

Mummy xxx