I look at you today, and my mind flashes back to when you first entered our lives as a tiny baby, and my heart is at once overcome with love and admiration for you. It's hard to believe that it was 4 years ago today, that I first held you in my arms. Sometimes, it still feels yesterday. I can still remember every detail of that wonderful day. It was a long day - induced at 8am, with very little progression into labour - finally at 10:30pm, it was decided that you would be born by c-section...Daddy and I couldn't wait. They wheeled me into the operating room at midnight...this was my first real surgery and I wasn't even nervous at all - I was all smiles. I couldn't wait to see you and finally hold my darling baby.
You were born at 12:55 on July 19, 2005 - and HoneyPie, you were the most beautiful baby Daddy and I had ever seen. You had big blue eyes and the most kissable rosebud lips. You were just perfect!
The last 4 years with you have been amazing. HoneyPie, you make your Daddy and I smile and laugh every day. You are so funny...with all of your "jokes". You love to dance and sing...and are the most wonderful big sister to Budderoo. Mommy and Daddy could not be more proud of you. You are heading to kindergarten in less than a month, and although I am not quite ready to let you head off to school - you are more than ready to tackle this next step of your life. You are so excited to meet your teacher and to meet some new friends.
You tell me often that I am your best friend...and that you are mine. It makes me so happy - and I hope that you always feel that way. I will always be here for you, no matter what.
You have grown into a beautiful little girl...your Daddy and I love you so much. Thank you, sweet HoneyPie for four years of love, joy, memories, and laughter!