Friday, September 28, 2012

A Letter to My Daughter On Her Third Birthday

Dear Bean,

Today you are three! Wow, how did that happen so quickly? I am guessing it is because you are a ball of energy and movement that barely stops to sleep! You are slow to warm up but once that fire is lit watch out!

You are the most expressive child I have ever met, making at least 50 different faces while eating your supper. Taking pictures of you is always an adventure and requires a fast shutter speed!

Your heart is sensitive, often asking me "Are you happy now?" after you know that you did something that upset me. When you see me upset you are the first to offer a comforting hug and a pat on the back even when you are unsure what has caused the sadness. 

Your beauty is in the wildness of your curly hair, the callus on the thumb you suck, your eyes that are neither grey, brown or green but all of those at the same time. You prefer not to wear dresses unless you also have pants on. You love your super girl shirt.

Your brother started school this fall and the emptiness in the house is felt most acutely by you. You are still working on figuring out who you can be and what you can do without him around.

This summer you decided you wanted to get your ears pierced but ONLY if it was with Hello Kitty earrings. The first store we went to didn't have them so you said no. The second store did the ones you wanted and you sat braver and stiller than me while they pierced one ear at a time.

You saw the ocean for the first time this year and love it and I loved watching you experience it. 

You love Hello Kitty, horses, Caillou, making dinner, filling a page with small intricate circle designs, painting your finger nails, holding babies (real ones please), and owning but not wearing hair pretties.

When you were born I was afraid to have a daughter but now I can't image my life without you! Happy third birthday little girl.



Kilzan said... Reply to comment

this is beautiful, you made me tear up. you are so talented with art, ideas. Youf heart is larger than most and your grab a piece of the heart of all that meet you.

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