A whole year has flown by , I blinked and it was gone quicker than I imagined and yet I was prepared for how fast the world can turn when you are trying to force it to stand still.
I have adored every moment; I have tried to commit each living second to memory. I can still see your first smile and I can taste the sensation of hearing your first laugh. I have taken a thousand photos and I have written a hundred blogs, all to ensure your first twelve months in our lives are to be remembered as time goes by.
When I was growing you I thought you were a boy, Luca. I didn’t realise how much I wanted a girl until the doctor said the words out loud. I whispered your name as I cradled you against me and felt my heart stretch to contain the unbelievable amount of love that was surging from me.
As the months have rolled past I have looked on in amazement as you have turned from dark to fair. I have adored seeing your tiny fingers wrap around mine. I have slept with you in my arms and cuddled you all day. I have savoured every second we have spent together, even in the twilight hours. You have turned me into a soppy, mushy mesh.
I thought I was complete before we knew you were coming, when you arrived I knew what a mistake that feeling was.
Happy first birthday my beautiful baby girl, may you continue to shine and delight all who encounter you, and may your second year be as perfect as your first.
Do I need to say I love you?