I could go on & on about the many things that I love that you do, things I know you won’t do forever but oh, that I wish you would. The way you laugh so hard that you can see it in your entire body, that you squeeze our noses to get us to say “beep”, & that you “call” your friends & say “what’s up?” throughout the day. You are so very friendly, you say “hi” to every person who walks by us at the store & wave so fiercely to every single car that drives down our street. You love your babies so much, you kiss them, hug them, & talk to them all day long, it shows your sweet, nurturing side that I know will stay with you forever. Your vocabulary is insane, we can’t believe how much you understand & the only thing that amazes us more than that is how athletic you are. You can almost run faster than me already (& try to often) & I’m thinking you already swim better than me, too. There really isn’t a day that goes by that someone doesn’t stop me & ask how old you are, you are coordinated well beyond your years which keeps me on my toes all of the time. Along with that, you are brave, determined & very, very sassy. You may be a little thing, but you are so incredibly fierce & while it makes for many trying moments, it really is one of the many things we adore about you. We know it will make you one strong, extremely successful woman one day.
Waverly, there is nothing more important to me in this world than you. I love you so much it hurts, & though we definitely have emotional days that challenge me more than I have ever been challenged before, I have never loved my life more than I do now that you are in it. I am so excited to continue to watch you grow, each day you continue to teach me about what truly matters & make me a better person.
I am forever thankful to be your mama. HAPPY, happy TWO baby girl.
And to all of you, thank you for your sweet, supportive early birthday wishes this week! We are so thankful that you are a part of this journey with our family. If you don’t already, follow along with me on Instagram (ashleywbrickner), to keep up with the birthday fun!