And now, of course, mommy is going to get sentimental. My gift to you, Destini, that couldn't be bought with money....
Two years ago today, we were at the hospital anxious for your arrival. What would you look like? How big would you be? Will you bond immediately?
We picked your birthday, Oct 3, 2009. We knew for three days in advance that you would be here on that day, unless of course you had other plans. Those few days felt like a year!! I am not sure we even slept those nights. We left for the hospital at 5:30am Oct 3, 2009. Nine hours later, you arrived! You were perfect! Seeing you for the first time was unlike anything I had ever experienced in my life!
The next two years have flown by. I was holding your new baby cousin (lil Rome) today on your birthday and I remember when you were that little. WOW! Like it was yesterday! Where did the time go? When did you start becoming so independent?
I remember saying at your 1st birthday, "look how big you are." And during that year, we watched you transform from our little baby girl to a little toddler. No more bottles. No more pacifiers. No more crib.
Now, today, it is your 2nd birthday! I have no idea what is in store for us this year, but I do know mommy and daddy will be with you every step you take.
I am struck with such different emotions as you get older. But I think the BEST emotion that sums it up every day, week, month and year is that...