The first month of her life passed in a blink of an eye. It seems as though only yesterday, I stared at the tiny, beautiful baby girl that was placed in my arms, and exclaimed in delightful disbelief - how can it be? Did she really come out of me?! At the same time, it seems as though she has been here with us forever.
How much joy our little Miss brought into our lives; truly, I don't know what we did to be deserving of such a sweet, beautiful, precious gift.
How my life has been enriched - beyond measure! So many more reasons to smile; so many tiny little hugs, kisses and cuddles. So many lovely moments with my baby in my arms, at all times of day and night.
Our child is a whole, new, separate human being - not our property, and not an extension of us, but indeed a dear, cherished gift, given to us to treasure and guard for a limited period of time. And even now, as I look at the little baby cradled in my arms, I already anticipate the bittersweet moment of having, one day, to let go.