Hey little one, I cannot believe you’re three today. Wow, time sure flies when you’re growing up.
I am writing this today for a number of reasons, and I can only hope one day you will fully understand how much you really mean to me and your Aunty Jeanne.
Just a little side note for my readers: I am not really a child person. By this, I mean I have never had the urge to have my own children – biologically, anyway.
I have never wanted to be pregnant and I have never really been bothered with kids in general, and that is a really hard statement for people to get their head around. But that’s a blog post for another time…
However, when you came along, little Lara, my entire life changed. My life changed in so many ways, it was both shocking and exciting at the same time and I didn’t really know what to think at the time.
There’s nothing quite like great cake on your birthday. And there’s nothing quite like a smile on your most favorite small person’s face. Happy birthday, beautiful. Thank you @tessas_bakery 🍰 #niece #3rdbirthday #happybirthday #birthday #bday #three #littlegirl #unicorn #birthdaygirl #unicorncake #cake #chocolatecake #tessasbakery #capetown #mothercity #southaftica #sablogger #blogger #southafricablogger
From very early on, you impacted my life in a very large way, and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Not only have you have taught me to be more patient, you have taught me to be kinder and to look at everything differently every single day – be it flowers, the clouds in the sky or family.
You are the kindest, sweetest, most amazing little human being I have ever had the pleasure of loving, and I look forward to loving you for the years to come.
That’s why, when we get to spend the time we can with you, we want to do and see and experience as much as we can with you. Not to make you spoilt, but because every moment spent with you we cherish and all we want to see is your smile and hear your laugh.
So, on this big and special birthday (which all of your birthdays will be, no matter how big you get), I just want you to know that your Aunty Jeanne and I treasure you more than you will ever know.
We will be here for you through thick and thin. We will support you in everything you want to do and see. For every adventure, for every ‘first’, and for every incredible step you take, we will be there loving you, supporting you and being your biggest cheerleaders.
Happy birthday my beautiful Lara, Happy birthday.