This is the part where I guess I'm supposed to start gushing emotionally about how big a deal this is, go on about all the things Sophie has done/learned/developed over these 12 months, and wax lyrical about the joys of motherhood. But the thing is, words fail me right now. How does one capture the profundity of an entire year of stumbling, learning, growing, re-learning, but also wonder, delight, and pure, unadulterated happiness?
Just this one thing- that at this moment, exactly a year after her birth, I love my daughter so fiercely, so deeply, so joyfully, so wholly, and so surely that my heart would burst from feeling so much...
Happy, happy birthday sweet child.
How did you get so big overnight?
How did you get so smart and bright?
Yesterday you were asleep in my arms
Today you're growing off the charts.
I'm so proud of you.
- Frances England, "You and Me"