Sunday, September 30, 2007

A Letter to Chloe

HAPPY 4TH BIRTHDAY CHLOE!!

We made it another year!! Hooray for us baby girl! I can't believe 4 years ago today (almost to the exact time) you made your way into this world....what a revolutionary day for me. To be honest with you sweetheart, every day with you is revolutionary. It's been an unbelievable experience having you in my life. You have become such a dynamic little girl. An amazing transformation from the helpless infant I first held in my arms. Oh how I wish for those days again at times! To hold you, so small and so new again but I truly love watching you grow up. Seeing you come into your own, becoming so much more your own person everyday. I am amazed by your strength, in how you look at life head on and confront any and everything that comes your way. The way you size things up, making sense of them in your head and then tackling it. Your tenacity. Your headlong approach to life. I hope with everything in me that those qualities never go away. They are such assets to you and I'm thankful for them in you. (Even if they cause me so very many frustrating moments in my day!)

I look at you, my love, and I see so many possibilities for you. I see so much beauty, inside and out. I stand in awe of you, of the future that lays out ahead of you. Whatever you choose to do with your life, I know you will be something special. You are the future. A heavy thing, I know, but a truly great place to be. It will take you and others like you, in your generation to make this world a better place. I hope I'm doing my part as your mom to see that future unfold for you.

I love you, Chloe. I love you so much that I don't know what to do with all of this love at times. I feel like I may burst open, explode. You have changed my life so drastically, so beautifully. I'm just so thankful I get to be a part of yours.

Love,
Mommy

**I will be posting pictures and stories from our trip to Disney Land for her birthday tomorrow!**

4 comments:

Rebecca said...

Dear Summer & Chloe,

Congratulations on four wonderful years!

Summer, watching your transformation through motherhood has been a joy. I can hardly believe so long has passed. Then again, you've come so very far.

I will never forget Chloe's birthday. It transformed me in a wonderful ways as well. That day is actually one of my most treasured memories. That hospital room was TEAMING with love and support for you and that growing family of yours! What a wild ride!

Happy Birthday Chloe!

Chloe Rhea said...

From one Chloe to another - All My Love! I am so proud of you and your mommy. You are both two of the strongest women I know. I admire your strength and intelligence. It has been an honor for me to see you grow over your first four years. I look forward to being there for all the rest.

I love you,
Auntie Chloe

Angie said...

Happy Birthday!! I can't wait to see the pictures.

the weirdgirl said...

Happy Birthday Chloe! What a wonderful letter!