HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I know you don't realize this, as you are still so little, this is the first year that I am not with you on your birthday. It makes me a little sad. You won't ever remember your first and second birthdays, but you might your third, and I won't be part of those memories for you.
|One month old.|
You were just so tiny and delicate and bald... but perfect. Oh so perfect. I loved you even before I got to hold you, but you seriously took hold of part of my heart when you smiled at me for the first time. There is something special between an Aunt and her niece. I love my Aunts so much... and I hope that I can bring half of what they have brought to my life for you.
|One year old.|
|Two years old.|
Today, on your 3rd birthday, I want you to know how special you are to me. Yes, I know I have a few other babes in my life, too. And, soon, your sister will be here. But, you, my dear, are the first. You are the one who entered my heart and showed me what it is to love completely. I will never be able to thank God enough for the gift of you.
I pray for you today, and always. I pray that you will continue to grow and learn and love life. I pray that you will grow to love the Lord with all your heart, all your strength and all your might. He loves you. I pray that you will be the best big sister in the whole world... which won't be that hard. :)
|Almost three years old!!|
I love you very much, Charlotte Estella!