Eyes wide open, keen to see this new world. Your curiosity never left you and into discovery you hurled.
Within a few weeks, your legs were strong enough to stand. I think we knew, right then, that soon we would be letting go of your hand.
And you made sure that pretty head of yours had the strength to turn, with a world full of wonder, around you, you had so much to learn
You kept us on our toes. It wasn’t easy, lord knows! But we worked on our bond with our poorly little girl. We listened to your hurt. Never gave up and ignored the world, when they told us not to spoil you, and to leave you to cry. They should have known that would never happen with a baby of mine!
Time ticked on and stronger you grew! We blinked and there you were, crawling, out of the blue! 2 whole months you had been trying, so much determination, unwinding!
Not long after, you took your first steps. Such a proud moment, when from my arms you leapt, into the world, all on your own, – Bye bye, mummy and daddy, I’m such a clever girl now, all big and grown.
From that moment on, not a soul could stop you. From one thing to the next, our amazement continued, with new words, new actions, kind gestures and your funny ways. We knew right then, we had been blessed for all our days.
Because before our eyes, was a strong little girl, bringing so much joy and kindness into an often cruel world.
So the tough times were worth it, we know that now. Thank you for showing us exactly how, to have a little patience, when things don’t go our way and to reach for the moon, as we wish for brighter days.
And now the days have come, you crave your independence. Here you go darling, it’s all yours for the taking.
And when you need us, we’ll always be there, to hold your hand when you get scared, pick you up when you’ve fallen down, to love you with every piece of our hearts, even through all your frowns.
Each day you bring us more pride than you could ever know. Happy Birthday to our big, little girl, how quickly two years can go!