Tuesday, July 2, 2013

July 2, 2013

My darling Grace,

I've been your mommy for two months, two weeks, and one day.  And I can say, unequivocally, that these have been the best days of my life. 

Before you were born, there was a part of me that wondered how you would fit into our lives.  Your daddy and I were incredibly happy and content before you were born, and I worried about upsetting that balance.  How could things possibly be any better than they already were? 

But, sweet girl, you really do fit.  It's like you've been here all along. 

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It isn't that I wonder what we did with ourselves before you were here.  I remember, in detail, all the episodes of Friends that we watched and all the slices of Papa John's thin-crust pizza that we consumed in the four years that we were married before you were born.  I'm so very thankful for those days with your daddy, and I wouldn't trade them for the world.

It's just that now that you're here, I know without a doubt that you're exactly what we never knew was missing from our lives.  Just like Nutella, sweet tea candles, and Pottery Barn, I couldn't have imagined how much I'd adore you until you arrived.  And I know that it just keeps getting better.

You are the light of our lives, little one.  And we're so, so thankful for you.

Love,
Mommy

3 comments:

Colleen said...

oooh loved this. I can't believe she is two months already.

(I had to crack up at the nutella and PB reference!)

Erica said...

What a sweet post, Ryan!! Motherhood definitely fits you well!!

Katie @ The Campbell's said...

I just love this post. Just found your blog and have loved reading.
In Him,
Katie

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