Today You Are 1

Today you are 1.

If I close my eyes I can still feel the phantom kicks of your tiny heals against my ribs.

I can still remember the overwhelming anticipation we could not contain.

I can see your perfect face looking at mine for the first time.

I’ll love you forever

We soaked you in for days.

You were here and we were in disbelieve.

I loved you more than I could comprehend.

My heart exploded.

I’ll like you for always.

Blissful giggles began to pop, brightening our lives.

New adventures were sought.

Our worlds richer with each new discovery .

As long as I’m living.

Your adventures took you from scooting to crawling.

Babbles suddenly turned to words.

You became a little girl.

But no matter how big you get birthday girl.

My baby you’ll be.


Love Mumma

*words inserted are from the Children’s Book “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch

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16 Responses to Today You Are 1
  1. Carina
    April 12, 2011 | 7:18 am

    So very sweet. I’ve not mentioned it, but I really love the picture of the two of you at the top. It is what originally drew me to your site and every time I visit, it gives me a smile.

  2. Nic
    April 12, 2011 | 7:43 am

    Awwww so sweet!!!! Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!! Aunt Nic loves ya!

  3. liz
    April 12, 2011 | 7:57 am

    I love that book, and I love how you worked them in.

    Happy 1st Birthday!

  4. Mrs. R
    April 12, 2011 | 11:07 am

    This is just precious!

  5. MamaTrack
    April 12, 2011 | 2:00 pm

    What a beautiful birthday tribute! Happy birthday, little one! And hope mom’s day is going well at work.

  6. Jessica
    April 12, 2011 | 2:07 pm

    How sweet! Happy birthday.

  7. Mom
    April 12, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    Thank you for giving us such a beautiful granddaughter to enjoy and spoil. Happy Birthday, Peanut. Gramma and Papa miss you.

  8. MamaRobinJ
    April 13, 2011 | 12:58 am

    So beautiful, L. Have been thinking of you today. How did it go?

    Happy birthday (it’s still her birthday in BC) to your little miss. xo

  9. Jessica Anne
    April 13, 2011 | 10:47 pm

    That is so sweet. I love that book, makes me cry every time I read it. So perfect how you wove it into your post.

  10. Jessica
    April 14, 2011 | 12:45 pm

    Beautiful birthday post, I love that book and have a lump in my throat just like I do every time I read it. Happy Birth Day to both of you!

  11. Cam - Bibs & Baubles
    April 14, 2011 | 8:07 pm

    i got a little teary! i’m such a sap. beautiful poem and an even more beautiful little girl!

  12. FranceRants
    April 15, 2011 | 9:01 pm

    I could NEVER finish reading that book to my kids w/o crying…

    They grow fast, enjoy this great, crazy time!!

  13. Melanie
    April 17, 2011 | 7:38 pm

    Beautiful! Happy 1st Birthday to your little one. Hope it was a special day.

    So sweet.

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  16. Eli McFadden
    September 30, 2012 | 11:04 pm

    Wow, I remember my mother reading me that book, and me reading it to my youngest step-daughter. By the end of it, my step-daughter and I were both in tears. I know it was between a mother and her child, but it pretty accurately described how Sydni and I feel about each other. All the more pignant now that she is not here.

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