On Saturday we held a Thanksgiving ceremony for Emily. A little occasion to give thanks for this amazing life that has begun, a day shared with dear ones.
To my wonderful 9-week-old Emily:
You are amazing. You fill me and your Daddy with so much happiness, our lives will never be the same as they were before the 28th January, nor would we want them to be. You thrill us every day, watching the latest thing you learn to do, discovering new things every day, trying out facial expressions, sounds, touch.
You are demanding and impatient yet your smile lights up the room. You are sweet and I already know you are kind and caring. You look at us with total adoration, a feeling completely reciprocated. We love you so much we might just burst.
Last Saturday as many of our friends enjoyed baby cuddles, I found myself missing you even though you were right there. Holding you and keeping you close is worth the backache, armache, late lunches, one-handed chores. If it were possible, I'd just never let you go.
We love you with all our heart. And then some more x