Mar 27, 2012

In the Blink of an Eye

Sweet Little Lilly,
One short year ago our lives were forever changed.  It seems as though I just blinked and here we are, a year later. Where did all the time go?! Everyone always said "it's going to fly by and then she'll be 18" and I thought "Pfft yeah ok".  But It's True! I try to battle this by enjoying each day as it comes and goes and relishing in the moment. And by having a camera CONSTANTLY in your face, so nothing's forgotten;)

 I look forward to every day, seeing you grow and learn and I love watching the excitement on your face. The fascinated sparkle in your eyes makes me want to look at the world around me in a whole other light. I want to see it the way you do. This year has been one filled with wonderment, laughter, yawns, learning, stumbles, snuggles, love, hugs, kisses, diapers and did I mention yawns? You have brought me so much joy.  I can't imagine my life without you. I never knew that I had the maternal instinct; that I was meant to be a Momma. But this feels like the most natural thing in the world. Meant to be. You & me.

You amaze me every day and always will.

I love you so, so much.  More than words could ever describe. Happy 1st birthday baby girl.

Love, Mommy


  1. Oh, sweet Lilly! She always looks like such a happy girl. It's amazing how much these little people change our lives, isn't it? And in ways we never even saw coming! Happiest of birthdays to your pretty little princess! :)

  2. Amy...Now it's time for one more little "Ah-Hah" moment...

    Look back on ALL that you have just written...your innermost feelings & thoughts...and how you can barely put in words how you feel about your just TRY to convey, and hope whoever reads this will grasp just one small glimps.......

    ...and then, you realize...

    ...THIS is how your OWN Mother has felt about YOU since YOU came into this world!

    Motherhood is wonderful...isn't it?!

    Aunt Julie

  3. Nichole Zehendner28 March, 2012 22:47

    You're such a good mommy and I love the growth pics of Lillybug!!!!


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