Megan, today you turn two years old. I wonder, is that why you woke up at five and decided not to go back to sleep? Because you knew I'd be easy on you since it's your birthday. You schemer you! It's hard to believe that you're only two. You sort of came out like a shot. Only five short hours of labour after a wonderful pregnancy.
When you first came out, the doctor thought something was wrong with you because you didn't make a sound. After careful examination they discovered you were just perfect! So perfect in fact that you didn't make hardly a peep for over 24 hours. You did nothing but sleep. I lay there and though about how wonderful it would be to have a baby like this with a toddler at home. A quiet baby that never cried and only ate and slept. The Lord knew I needed a baby like this. Two years later I've now learned that those twenty four hours were nothing more than the deep breath you took before getting ready for your life. A life were you DO NOT sit still for more than thirty seconds and you will not stop for anything until you get what you want. You pretty much came out, and after your initial rest, you hit the ground running. Megan, you shocked us all when you crawled at five months and then our jaws dropped when you walked across the room at eights months. You've amazed with your zest for life, your bright mind and stunning smile. Even if your front tooth is wearing away from your incessant teeth grinding. You've done it since your first two teeth cut through the gums. Even your jaw cannot rest!
You've especially started us in how you've changed from the dark haired, petite little infant, to the tall lean, blondie that you are today. I fear for your teenage years as I know you will be a stunning young woman. Ravishing, some might say. Certainly we will. I pray that you never seek for affirmation and value in the beauty God has given you in your flawless face and sparkling blue eyes. But, I hope that you see yourself as your dad and
I do. And especially Jesus. For you have a sweet nature. A heart that longs to please us. Even though you have a strong will you are compliant and you open your heart to us. Megan, may you never lose your love for life and your vivacious spirit. For it is these things in you that I love and admire most. Although I do wish I'd inherited the blue eyes you did.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY GIRL! Kepp smiling as brightly as you always have. We will always love you! You are a treasure and I'm so blessed that God chose me to be your mommy. But, please can you sleep in tomorrow?