Sunday, May 15, 2011

dear olivia,

to my olivia,
i cannot believe it has taken me so long to write to you since you were born. the last time i wrote you a letter you were still an inside baby. it is so crazy to think back on those little kicks and movements i would feel and to look down at you when you kick and move in my arms. today we went to church and during the mass i just kept looking at you and taking in every little bit of you. your eyelashes and how long and thick they are. if you are asleep it is the first thing people notice about you. if you are awake the only thing people see are you gorgeous blue/green eyes. and then there is your adorable pudgy nose. your daddy's nose. it is like a little button and it fits so perfectly in your perfectly pudgy, round face. i cannot get enought of those chubby cheeks. it is as though you are a little chipmunk storing up nuts for the winter. and then there is your peanut head... your daddy's peanut head. it is perfect! you are perfect.

i really cannot believe that i made you. you grew inside of me and you are a part of me. my very own little girl. i melt every time you smile at me and i love when you need me. i love the way you hold on to me with your tiny hands as you nurse or fall asleep. i love the way you curl up next to me in the early morning when i pull you up in bed with me. i love the way you look at me when you are falling asleep and smile as you close your eyes. i can go on for days.

i promise to love you forever. and to protect you always (even if it is from mosquitoes). i hope to give you all of the love in the world and i hope that one day you grow up to love someone the way i love you.

mama

2 comments:

  1. this brought tears to my eyes! Because I know exactly what you are talking about:) I have an almost 3 year old and a 10 month old! They don't stay babies forever:(

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  2. This is so sweet. I love this idea of you writing to your babe. Very inspiring.

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