Monday, 22 August 2011
Happy 6th Birthday Rachel
My dearest Rachel
Happy sixth birthday.
Where have six years gone? It only seems like yesterday that you were completely dependent on me; and now you're full of independence and exploration of the world, eager to be released in short bursts.
I remember how you gazed into my eyes and there was nothing else in the world that mattered; you do that to me still, every morning and night and often in between.
I never knew what motherhood would be, had no idea at all. It's harder than I thought, in energy, emotions and patience; but it's also fulfilling and energising in a way I never expected.
As much as six years seems so impossible to have passed, I'm also unable to recall what my life was like without you. You have changed my life; brought more light, love and joy into it.
I love you my baby, more than I can ever explain with words. More than one hundred, thousand, million duckeys; plus another two thousand one hundred and ninety.
Happy Birthday baby girl.