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To My Zoe, On Your Third Birthday

23 Mar

Zoe, a month shy of three years old.

Dear Zoe, 

Today you turned three years old.  Three years!  In one way I feel like you’ve  been a part of my life forever; I can’t seem to wrap my head around how I managed life without knowing this kind of love.  On the other hand, these three years have come so quickly.  Too quickly.  Didn’t I just give birth to you?  That beautiful Spring day in Texas,  laboring in my home surrounded by my family.  What a special day that was.  I can still feel the weight of your tiny, little body, fresh from my womb, in my arms.  Meeting you overwhelmed me.  Thank you.  Thank you for picking us.  I wonder, did you look down from heaven and say, that’s her, that’s the mommy for me.  I know, for certain, that you are the right girl for me.  And I will always be thankful for the life that has come to me through yours.   Continue reading

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To Zoe, On Your 2nd Birthday

6 Mar


To my sweet girl, Zoe:

Today we are celebrating your second birthday.  Although you won’t actually be two till Monday, two years ago today, is the day that my labor started at three in the afternoon.  Ten hours later, you were born.  I cannot say it enough, but the moment I birthed you, the moment I held you in my arms was one of the most awe-inspiring, sacred moments of my life.  Becoming a mother, or rather, becoming your mother has forged in my heart a deeper love for others, for your Dad, for myself and of course for you.  Did you know that your birth is what placed me on the path to becoming a doula?  I honestly can say, that if it weren’t for you I would not have found this calling.  So thanks for that little one. Continue reading

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