Always Remember, You’ll Always Be My First

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Dear Daughter,

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.



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  • Judy
    July 13, 2016 at 11:32 am

    As always, Lacy, you said this so well! Love you!

  • candy
    July 13, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Daughters hold a special place. Our first child is always special and the trial run for parents. All my children are different and unique and very loved. Your daughter is precious.

  • Heather Denniston
    July 13, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Talk about a natural in front of the camera. How cool. And it is very sweet she can always look back at what you have written. Beautiful!

  • Cris of Kiss My Tulle
    July 13, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    About to have my first born become the oldest. I’m excited though – no worries or sadness here.

  • Carol Cassara
    July 13, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    I was the first. It’s such a great place to be in the family. Also challenging because you are alway the first to…do whatever.

  • Mom
    July 13, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Oh geez….thanks for making me cry, Lacy! This was beautifully written and will be so meaningful to Sloan, in the years to come.

  • linda spiker
    July 13, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    The first is really special…so is the last…and all the ones inbetween!

  • Lisa
    July 13, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Beautiful memory for all of time for her. ?

  • Sophia
    July 13, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    I love that little jump suit she has on. Wish they made that in my size.

  • Southern & Style
    July 13, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    This was such a sweet letter, such a sweet memory for her in the future!

    xoox, SS

    Southern And Style

  • Jessica Sheppard
    July 13, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    How beautiful is this! Needs to be framed, stored away, saved…forever and ever! And the jumpsuit is absolutely precious!!! xo

  • Roxy
    July 14, 2016 at 6:35 am

    This is so sweet. She will look back on this down the road and appreciate how great her mommy is.

  • Angie Scheie
    July 14, 2016 at 7:00 am

    This is so sweet! Beautiful sentiment and beautiful pictures:). This is my first time on your blog (i think, lol) and I love it!!

  • Cori
    July 14, 2016 at 7:11 am

    This is a very sweet letter to your daughter. I hope you print it out or hand-write it and save it for her when she’s older.

  • Liz Mays
    July 14, 2016 at 8:11 am

    The first definitely does have a special spot, don’t they? We all make mistakes, and it shows how much love you have that you admit them.

  • Emily
    July 14, 2016 at 8:52 am

    This is so adorable! And does that jumpsuit come in my size?! 😉 haha She looks so cute in it!

    • LacyArthur
      July 28, 2016 at 11:32 am

      Right? When I bought it – i was looking for one in my size as well! I got hers at H&M!

  • Amber Starr at Mommy Gone Healthy
    July 18, 2016 at 5:15 am

    Awww, this was so sweet! I remember the mixed emotions I had before our second was born. I was so worried about the transition but it has been beautiful and I can’t imagine life being any different.

  • Victoria Stacey
    July 18, 2016 at 7:31 am

    1) That letter was so sweet and adorable! 2) Those photos are AMAZING! What a sweet girl you’ve got!