In the room where I sleep … my thoughts overflow.

Dear Savannah,

 

Today is your birthday.

Today 7 years ago, you made me a mommy. I remember how little your were when they placed you on the chest. The very first thing I noticed was how red and full your baby lips were. As I studied your little body, every baby body part was pink.

It reminded me of how Homer from The Odyssey described the  sunrise and little pink baby fingers that crept over the horizon.

It was at that moment  I felt I was asleep for all the previous years and was finally awake.
It wasn’t until that very moment that I realized I was a mother, thanks to you.

So in reality you have given me the very best gift possible.

I feel as it was just yesterday that I was hauling your car seat around. I remember going to stores and looking at your face and seeing you smile at me filled me with love.

I remember thinking at the very moment you are my very best friend. I couldn’t wait for you to walk. I couldn’t wait to hold your hand and lead you places.

And now you are in second grade. You now are leading me. You want to join cheerleading. You want to be famous singer/actress and a principal. You have the most admirable love for animals.  Seeing you cry at movies moves me because its so clear that you wear your heart on your sleeve much like your mother. And as a big sister, your sister and brother look up to you like they should.

I love you, I love Sienna and I love Ryan all equally but differently. You guys are my babies!!  However you, Savannah, are the moment that started it all for me.

I realize too that I am hard you at times. Just know that I love you and that I know you better than you know yourself. How?

Because I was you, and I felt the way you did about things and the way you talk about things reminds me of me. I want the very best for you. I want to push you to be the very best you. I want you to succeed and be happy. In the end it’s not about being famous; you are already famous to me and Daddy! You are more than we could ever ask for!!

“To the world
You may be just another girl
But to me
Baby, you are the world”

I love you NaNa!!

Happy Birthday!!

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Comments on: "Happy Birthday to My Daughter: You are the reason I am a mother" (12)

  1. :’)
    I feel like I just read something so private that I shouldn’t have. Xoxoxo Happy Birthday Savannah

  2. That’s is a very moving piece of writing and I am a cheerleader and it really helps with everything she would need to grow up and be strong. It wl teach her to be loud and proud of everything she does ;)

  3. HAPPY BDAY SAVANNAH!!!!!!

  4. You are such a great mommy! That was a touching letter! I hope Savannah has one of the best birthdays!

  5. She’s such a cutie! And I love that costume!

  6. Great post it is so sweet! And it true how you each of your kids in a different way

  7. What a WONDERFUL tribue, and what a FANTASTIC mom you are. Blessings my dear, sweet friend!!!! XOXOXOOX MEL

    Glad to know there are mothers who are so FANTASTIC

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