5/7/14

To Zara...My Muse



 
Pics from Zara's Birthday Party.
Dress from ASOS
The bubble machine was a hit!

 
 
My Dear Sweet Zara,
 
You are officially a year old!
You are simply amazing. Your presence simply amazes me. You bring so much joy to me and your dad but really to everyone who knows you. You have managed to be the catalyst for me to mend fences and reconnect with family members who I had written off.
But more than any of that, you give me hope.
Hope that when all is bad in the world, there is still some good.
I hope to raise you as the most gangsta baby ever.
Smile with friends, stare at fools. (Your mom is so childish lol :)
You wake up literally with a smile on your face and a conversation each morning and I can't figure out  why I didn't have you years ago.
You have your dad's eyelashes and my dimples.
His love for music but my ability to keep a beat. #shadenoshade
I enjoy every single second with you, even the ones when you refuse to eat your sweet potatoes because you prefer to gnaw on some grilled chicken. (Another sign that you are my child)
I wish for you what I wish for every child.
Peace, fun, love.
A real childhood.
Here's to many more years to come.
You inspire me to do better.
To be better.
To know better.
And for that...I thank you.
 
Love,
Mommy
 
 
 
 
A special thank you to @_shandart for surprising me and Zara with this beautiful illustration of my baby on the morning of her bday.
It somehow reflects exactly the life I want for Zara.
P.S...remember Shanda is also responsible for my wedding portrait.
And my blog header:)


 

9 comments:

GFS said...

Love this line: "Smile with friends, stare at fools."

Girl, you just gave me an idea. I'm going to make a scrapbook for the kids where I post pictures in it and a letter from me and hopefully I can get hubby to write one!!!


Thank you SO MUCH for this idea!

GFS said...

This almost made me want to cry, your letter to her is so beautiful!!! Happy Belated Birthday Little Miss Zara!!!


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GFS said...

Awww thank you!

Reiko

GFS said...

This is such a sweet dedication, years from now I hope she will look on this and say yes mom you did that!

GFS said...

Lol! Hope so! (Pun intended ��)

Reiko

GFS said...

This post is All. Of. That. Happy birthday Z!!!! :)

GFS said...

Beautiful post! I almost named my daughter Zara. That ASOS dress is BOMB too!

GFS said...

I have the hardest time posting comments here but I HAD TO find a way to say that piece was well written and I hope she gets to read it one day! The amazing thing is "one day" will be here in a flash...time flew by and that sweet baby girl is 1 years old! I'm more than sure she had a Happy Birthday...peace and blessings to you both!

GFS said...

awwww this is such a beaautiful oneeeee. I want to have a baby girl nowwww.

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