To My Beautiful Alice…
I know I say this every year, but how are you six years old today? They say that the years flyby when you become a parent and its so true.
You’ve grown up so much this last year, moving into year one at school and more traditional schooling as definitely seen you grown up. I’m really pleased that you love school and you thirst for learning is amazing, constantly asking questions about the world we live in and testing my own knowledge constantly.
We’re actually on holiday in Cornwall for your birthday. When we were planning our holiday I asked you if you wanted to be on holiday or not for your birthday as I didn’t want you to hate it. But when I told you, your eyes lit up and you thought it was the best thing ever and you haven’t stopped talking about it since. You tell everyone that you’re going to be in Cornwall for your birthday and you have the day all planned out. I just hope that it is everything that you hope it will be and more.
You are still the most kind, thoughtful, loving little girl. You are the first person to check someone is ok if they’ve hurt themselves, the first one to give them a hug to make it all better. You think about others a lot and it’s a wonderful quality to have.
You are still a chatterbox, talking all the time, asking all the questions and never really having a quiet time. You are just so like your daddy its scary!
I love the little notes you write me, telling me you love me. The drawing you make me every single day, I try and keep them all. They are all special to me.
Your love for sister is the most beautiful thing to watch. You adore her and she adores you. Your relationship is so special and one of the things I’m most proud of. To see you together constantly melts my heart. You play together all the time, I love watching and listening to the imaginary games that you play together. Yes you squabble like siblings do, but thankfully its not that often and not for very long.
You’re a special little girl and I love you more than I know to write in this letter. I often say that you are the hardest one to entertain, which of course I don’t tell you and I don’t really mean. But it is also kind of true, you just don’t stop and constantly need attention. To be doing something and that can be exhausting, but also very rewarding.
You are definitely the most affectionate little girl, you still give the best hugs, you still want to sit as close as you can to me on the sofa and I still get to feel your little hand in mine as we walk along. I’m not when you will stop wanting to hold my hand, I hope it’s no time soon and its when I most feel like a Mum with your hand in mine. You constantly tell me that you love me, just randomly at the most odd times, but it just shows how much you mean it.
You’re just such a special little girl and I hope that you know that. You are the best company and I enjoy our little chats. You made a Mummy, turned my world upside down. But it was the best thing you did. I hope I can give you the best life that you deserve, to be the best Mummy that you deserve and to watch and help you navigate through this life together.
I love you SO much Alice, my beautiful daughter.