Notes for my Girl

All the fears I had about having a little girl, gone the moment your daddy placed you on my chest.

You are perfect for me. With all your sass and emotion, you're teaching me to be patient and gentle. To feel deeper than I've ever allowed myself before I met you. When I was younger, I was taught that crying was a sign of weakness. I was told that being over emotional would never get me anywhere. So I swung to the other end of the pendulum completely. It took me forever to look into your daddy's eyes when I was sad. I'd often let the tears fall in the shower so I could use "shampoo in my eyes" as an excuse. 

But then you showed up. 

You have this strength about you, even in moments of weakness. You have this wisdom that blows me away. You put your princesses in capes and love to paint butterflies on rocks. You are a girl. A strong girl. And your enthusiasm and emotions do not take away from who you are, they complete you. Just like you completed a part of me that I didn't know was missing anything. I love who you are, even though sometimes I get frustrated when I don't understand you.

Gosh, I am so lucky that you are mine.