Dear Miss Mabes,
I can still remember every detail about the day you were born. I remember being in labor at home but totally in denial that I was actually IN labor. Your daddy and I got to the hospital around 4am and when they said, "you're having this baby today" we looked at each other and we were so excited to finally see your little face and find out if you were a girl or a boy. I knew when they put you in my arms that you were special and that you would complete our family. I remember how you smelled, every detail of your face, the tiny cut on your face, your little mouth and that it was just you and me. Since you came early, no one was here to help us so Daddy stayed home with Jeremy and Amelia and that left just us. You were my little buddy. You still are. You are honestly the sweetest, most kind hearted little person I know. I'm not saying you're all sugar, because trust me, there is a lot of spice but you are selfless and always willing to help everyone before yourself. It takes some people a lifetime to learn that and some people never do but you, you were born this way. I have no doubt that you will be loved by everyone who crosses your path and that you will make the world a brighter place. You are the final puzzle piece to our family and not a day goes by that I don't love, appreciate and thank god that I'm lucky enough to have you as my own. If I could kiss your chubby cheeks and inhale your being all day long, I would. If I could bottle up your independent self and watch you get dressed, fix your hair and put your shoes on every day, I would. Some of my favorite things you do are...the way you replace the V with B and Z with an S when you sing the alphabet, the way you compare the size of things with your tiny little pinky finger and say, "is it this tiny" while you hold up your finger, the way you sit on your daddy's lap for hours, the way you pat the seat next to you every morning and say, "sit next to me momma", the way you kiss and pet Luna (you call her "Nuna") all day, the way you put your chubby little hand over your heart and say, "I'm tired" with complete drama even though you've done nothing and I LOVE the way you tell everyone that you're going to marry me instead of any boys. My answer is yes and always will be yes :) Thank you for your sweet love and for making me laugh and appreciate being a mom. I honestly CANNOT imagine our lives without you. Happy 3rd Birthday baby girl....you can finally get the paint you've asking for and eat your chocolate cake that you've requested :) I love you!