Today it rained. But you love to be outside, so we walked out on the porch in our bare feet. You took off, of course, but I let you. We splashed in puddles together. We ran through the wet grass together and giggled. You sat right down in the wet grass and smiled so big.
You are everything I'm not, sweetheart. No, you're everything I've always been afraid to let myself be. You are fearless. You completely disregard the "rules" that don't make any sense to you. You take in all in. You live.
You help me do this, sweetheart. You have opened up my eyes and my heart to a whole new world. I fall more and more in love with you every second of every day. I love watching grow and explore and discover. I look forward to watching you develop into the amazing woman that I know you will be.
I've been writing down the lessons I want to teach you, but you teach me more than I could ever teach you. Thank you. Thank you, sweetheart, for filling my life with joy and love and all the things that I'm no longer afraid to be because of you.