Thursday, February 17, 2011

A letter for my 1 year old

Oh Miss Mallory-
My Mally-Moo, moo-bear, moodle-doodle, Mally in the Middle, bundle of joy...
How you have changed our lives in the past year! Gone are the days of doing things alone (without dragging along a carrier/carseat/stroller/bag overflowing with baby gear), sleeping in and partying all night with friends (ok, that was already gone, you have old parents).
But I wouldn't have it ANY other way! From the moment you entered this world, you had my heart. I think these song lyrics say it all (although I am in no way, shape or form a Celine Dion fan):
By Celine Dion

You're my life's one miracle, everything I've done that's good
And you break my heart with tenderness and I confess it's true
I never knew a love like this till you

You're the reason I was born, now I finally know for sure
And I'm overwhelmed with happiness, so blessed to hold you close
The one that I love most with all the future has so much for you in store
Who could ever love you more?

The nearest thing to heaven you're my angel from above
Only God creates such perfect love

When you smile at me, I cry and to save your life I'll die
With a romance that is pure heart you are my dearest part
Whatever it requires, I live for your desires
Forget my own, your needs will come before
Who could ever love you more?

Well there is nothing you could ever do to make me stop, loving you
And every breath I take is always for your sake
You sleep inside my dreams and know for sure
Who could ever love you more?

It is true when people say that you don't know what true, unconditional love is until you become a parent. Mallory, you mean more to me than anyone else on this planet. You are such a sweet, special blessing. I have loved cuddling you, and watching you grow this first year and can't wait to see what this next year brings. I love you to the moon and back and all the way around the sun-
And just because it is fun, look how much you've changed this year!August 2009
September 2009
October 2009
November 2009
December 2009
January 2010
February 2010
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010
June 2010
July 2010
August 2010


  1. Sweetness! Mallory is gorgeous and what an amazing life full of love and adventure you are giving her!!

  2. lovely post! (and it seems you finally better with your photos in month 12 ;)