As I woke up this morning, a feeling of excitement came over me. My daughter was turning two years old, and I couldn't wait to see her reaction to everything I had planned for her today. She is far too young to understand what went into planning everything...how I wanted everything personalized just for her, or how her dad and I stood up making sure all the cupcake flags and giant lollipop stickers were placed perfectly. All that mattered was that she felt all the love everyone has for her, and there was plenty of love on her special day. We were not only surprised with the number of friends and family that arrived to celebrate, but we were also blessed with the arrival of family members my husband hadn't seen in 15 years.
Throughout the day I caught myself staring at Lily for moments at a time, amazed with who she has become. She's independent, smart, funny, brave, and extremely self assured. I don't believe I was ever all those qualities at once for more than a day. In two years I have taught her so much, but not nearly as much as she has taught me. For this reason and more...I cherish every day and many more years to come.
Happy 2nd Birthday My Sweetest Lily!