Happy Mother’s Day, my darling! No, you’re not a mother yet, and won’t be for a very (very very very very very x 1,000,000) long time, but I still want to wish you a wonderful day, because you give this day meaning for me.
You have taught me so much in your short little life, more than any class I could take at any university. You have taught me the art of patience, the importance of discipline and structure, the true depth of love, and the strength of family bonds.
Because of you, I appreciate my own mother more. This parenting thing isn’t easy, which makes your grandmother all the more impressive. I hope I’m doing you justice, little one.
You have also provided more meaning and worth to my life than I ever thought possible. When before I lived only for myself and my indulgences, I now can’t imagine what I would do if you weren’t here. What did I do with my evenings, weekends, and free time before I was chasing your cute diapered behind everywhere? What did I spend my money on if I wasn’t drowning in toys, or buying you mountains of clothes each week? What reason did I have for waking up each morning if I didn’t have your smile to greet me? I don’t know, and I never, ever want to go back.
In fact, I want to make another reason for living as soon as possible.
For as many things that I get wrong while being your mom, I hope I do a thousand more right, and that you look back on your childhood and smile, because that’s all my goal ever is– to keep you grinning.
I love you, precious girl. You are beautiful inside and out, and are the only Mother’s Day present I will ever, ever need (though I will cherish every hand drawn card until my last breath!).
Your doting, infatuated Mother