To my sweetest Holly
Today you turn two, how we’ve got to this point I don’t know? It only seems like yesterday I was in a lay-by about to push you out. You will be pleased to know the ambulance did get to us the hospital in time for you to arrive.
You are the one that completed our family jigsaw, the one we wanted more than anything…
It’s not until I became a mummy that I realised how amazing it really is. Yes, I had watched others become mum’s and I’ve been surrounded by a lot of children. But it is nothing like having your child’s sweaty little arms wrapped round your neck.
You are the sister that I dreamt of having for Alice. You arrived at a time when the clouds were grey in our family and you brought the sunshine.
When I think of you so many words come to mind…cute, funny, mischievous, loving, adorable, loud, a handful, cheeky, huggable and above all a content happy little girl.
With your cute curls bouncing away you run like the wind at every opportunity, but you also like to sit quietly with a book. Sometimes I can’t work out what your personality is like, but then really all I need to do is look at me. As you are so like me, it sometimes freaks me out.
Most of the time you are the easy second child, you go with the flow, happy to do anything. You will happily play on your own with your toys. You really are no trouble. But, then when you don’t get your own way, we know about it. You are the child that throws themselves on the floor and I have to try not to laugh. Thankfully it doesn’t happen very often!
The love you have for sister is the most special. You adore her, you look up to her and you just want to be with her. She is the first person you look for in the morning and the last person you want to kiss at night. She can calm you down when you are upset, better than I can.
Your relationship is why I wanted you so badly, I just love to see siblings together and I wanted Alice to have the sister I so longing wanted.
You walk hand in hand and it melts my heart. You want to give each other a cuddle at every possible moment. I really don’t know how you are going to cope in September when Alice starts school. I know you are really going to miss her, just like me.
My gorgeous Holly you light up my day every day, you make me smile and laugh every day. I am so lucky to call you my daughter and you make me proud every day.
This next year is going to be an exciting one for you. You are starting ballet classes, at some point mummy will admit you are no longer a baby and move you from your cot to a bed. You will start preschool and of course we will have the fun job of potty training. Such big milestones in your life and signs that my baby girl is growing up.
But, please a little request from mummy. Don’t grow up to quickly, I’m not ready for any of these just yet.
The love I have for you just pours out of me, I just want to scoop you up in my arms and smoother you in kisses.
Don’t ever stop smiling, my little smiley girl…
Love mummy xxx