Dear Anna James-
Over the past three years, I have witnessed so many milestones. I've watched you lift your head on your own, roll over, crawl, walk, talk, and become an actual person. An entire person with thoughts, feelings, opinions (LOTS of opinions) and words words words! The biggest milestone is what you did to our family. You turned me into a mom. An actual mom. Even when I was pregnant and in my first few months, I didn't think it was possible. But, I find my thoughts going to you during the day. I hear myself telling gushing stories about you, I rush home to give you squeezes and smooches...you made the impossible happen. You turned me into a mom. You are love and all that is good. You are what I am most proud of, and amazed by. You own this heart of mine.
There is so much I want to say to you and happy birthday doesn't seem like enough. You turned our entire world and life upside down and made us quite the little family. We love you so much and can't wait to see what the following years will bring. Thank you for choosing us as your mom and dad, thank you for bringing laughter, tears, fears, joy, wonder and amazement in our world in a way I didn't think was possible.
Happy third birthday and thank you for being born (and sparing my life in the process!). I. LOVE. YOU!
Mom and Dad