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You. My darling girl, you. You are the one that instantly flooded my heart and turned my world upside down — and all for the better. You are the one who taught me what unconditional, unrestrained, and unlimited love feels like. You, my darling girl, taught me one of life’s greatest lessons, how to be a momma.
It is a bittersweet time, soon enough, you will no longer be me only child. You will no longer be my only girl. But please, always remember, you’ll always be my first.
You are the first to teach me that my needs may no longer come first. The first to show me that love at first sight does indeed exist in this world. You are the one, who I spent endless nights awake; caring for, nursing, and changing messy diapers. You are the one whose tears I first wiped and skinned knees I kissed.
With you, I had many mom fails. Like the time I set you down on the couch so I could relieve my full bladder and you rolled off the couch. Or the time you told me your tummy was upset in the car and I thought we’d get to our destination OK. It turns out your tummy really was upset and all that milk had to come out, unfortunately it came out all over you and your car seat.
You are the one who taught me I can handle anything, even sleep deprived, as long as I commit whole heartedly. You are the one who taught me that the times of happiness greatly outweigh the moments of stress.
There is no doubt that in our future, there will be times where you become frustrated and that’s OK. There will be moments where my lap is not only yours and times where my arms are shared with another. But my darling girl, always remember, you were my first and you taught me best.