Dear Lil B,
Today is your birthday. And although I am happy to see you growing and maturing, I cannot help but feel a twinge of nostalgia and sadness at the passing of time. Five years has gone by quickly, yet the day you came into my life is still vivid in my memory.
When you were born, it was love at first sight. I cradled you in my arms and could not comprehend how it was possible that this tiny, perfect little person was what had been growing inside my belly for nine months. I literally could not bear to be away from you. It surprised me, that I had this capacity to love another person so wholeheartedly. It only took a moment. I held you next to my heart and I was irrevocably changed.
On this day, I just want to pause for a moment and savor being your mom. It is too easy to get caught up in taking care of business and forget to appreciate just what a blessing you are to me. You are the best thing that has ever happened to me, and I am so thankful for you.
I love you forever.