To my Little Cherry, I can’t believe I am writing this to you on your 2nd birthday.
The last two years have gone so quickly and yet I can’t remember my life without you in it. From the moment you were placed in my arms, you changed my life for the better. I always knew I wanted to be a mum but being your mum has far exceeded any of my expectations.
You have made me a better person, you have given me a purpose and a reason to succeed in all that I do. I have achieved more in the last two years than I have in my whole life. I actually finished a college course and qualified as a massage therapist, I passed my driving test, found a job I actually enjoy and started a hobby that not only lasted for longer than a day but that gave me a life outside being a mum, something which is really important.
You helped me do all of this because you helped me find the confidence that I was lacking. You are my greatest achievement and I am so proud of you. I will never take the fact that I’m your mum for granted and I know that I have to work hard to make you proud of me, being a parent isn’t an easy job but it’s the most rewarding one there is and I know that every day we spent together now is building the foundations of the relationship we will have when you are older and I always want you to know that I am here for you, no matter what.
Daddy was suffering with Peter Pan syndrome when I got pregnant and didn’t think he was ready for a life of dirty nappies but from the moment he laid eyes on you he was a changed man. He has patience around you when he doesn’t in other situations, he does his fair share of everything and even enjoys it – the other day I could hear him teaching you to say ‘I done a turd’ whilst changing your nappy. He is such an amazing Daddy and I know that he will always be there for you whenever you need him too, although I have a feeling you probably won’t be going to him with boy troubles!
Every day we spend with you is full with laughter and I lose count of how many times a day you crack us up. From the moment you said your first words ‘oh god’ at the age of nine months, you have just been on a mission to do everything as soon as possible. You are now talking so well that everyone comments on it, you pronounce everything so clearly and not only do you talk in sentences but it is possible to have a full conversation with you. I have stopped underestimating how much you actually take in and explain everything to you now.
The other morning you looked out the window and declared that it was a ‘lovely day in England’! When we were in Spain you had come up to me and asked where England was so I explained to you about how there are lots of different countries and you seemed to pick it up.
Then there are the things that you pick up without me realising. You must have been listening to my conversation about how ill I used to get when drunk because the next day during you breakfast you said ‘what you drunk or something mummy?’. This had me in hysterics so now you like to shout it out all the time, very embarrassing!
You are such a girly girl and your favourite thing to do is cook for your toys. You are a joy to be around and you just keep getting better. I love that I can spend every day with you, you are my little friend and I enjoy being around you so much.
So Happy 2nd Birthday my amazing little girl.
I can’t believe in such a short time you have gone from this…
I love you so so much and I feel grateful every day that you are part of our lives xxxxx