On the eve of my scheduled c-section four years ago, I went to bed filled with trepidation about entering the next chapter in my life. I had no idea what it meant to be a parent and as someone who is a notorious over planner, I had never felt so ill prepared for anything in my life. When I woke up the next morning, my fears were still present and were only assuaged hours later when the nurse placed my little girl on my chest and I met my little beauty for the first time. The moment I laid eyes on my tiny blessing it was as if I had known her my whole life. Of course, I am not saying that in that moment I knew everything there is to know about parenting; I still don't, but I did feel an overwhelming sense of love and those feelings trumped every other emotion.
Today we celebrated my little beauty's fourth birthday with family. I can't believe that four years have gone by. I am in amazed at the person that she is becoming. She is smart beyond her years, has an amazing sense of humor, is strong willed, and is a deeply sensitive soul. She fills my days with laughter, joy and yes, sometimes frustration. Tonight when I tucked her into bed, she hugged me and said, "thank you for my presents and my party Mommy. It was the best day ever." That is the kind of kid she is. I am blessed to be her mom.
Thank you to Pammy Cake Creations for the amazing cake; it was not only beautiful, but delicious. Thank you also to the Etsy shop Hellolalla for the beautiful Rainbow Dash dress. I am fairly confident that this dress will be worn quite often over the next few months.