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.
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.