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Photo Courtesy of Roxanne Wilder

Dear Evelyn Jade,

I’m so happy to be celebrating my first Mother’s Day with you, my sweet baby girl. You were prayed for and dreamt of for umpteen years and now you are finally here. Mommy and Daddy have so much we want to show you and teach you about the world, but so far it seems to be you doing all the teaching. You’ve taught me how to endure a new wacky sleep schedule, and how to not care that I forgot to put on perfume and instead, smell like dried breast milk. And as I type this, it’s with one hand because in just one week you taught Mommy how to do everything with one hand.

I love how you are teaching us through every little one of your sweet (or fussy) expressions. When you feel the wind or hear birds chirping or wind chimes, you lean your head back and close your eyes and have the most peaceful face.

Photo Courtesy of Roxanne Wilder

When you look at Mommy and Daddy and smile, you melt our hearts. You remind us that the simplest beauties in life make us the happiest. You are my little hungry monkey all the time, and so even your fusspot faces and cries make me happy that you are growing and want to be nurtured and fed.

And though I read you books about love and mama bears loving their cubs and how love has wings that help you fly, it’s you who has already taught me about true love at first sight. And my heart grows bigger every day getting to know you.