Thursday, October 25, 2012

Happy birthday Emily!

"I wanted you more than you ever will know, so I sent love to follow wherever you go...
...You are my angel, my darling, my star...and my love will find you, wherever you are."
-  Wherever You Are by Nancy Tillman

To my baby girl, Emily Bonnie:

One year ago when you were born, my heart expanded and I felt complete.  I will never forget holding you to my chest, looking into your big blue eyes for the first time and thinking- this is my daughter, forever.  You are our miracle baby, our fighter, our little honey badger and you are so smart and beautiful. Your dad and I are beyond grateful that you are a part of our lives- we are so proud of you, always know that!

Your first year has gone by too fast.  I can't believe how much you have changed and how much having you in my life has changed me. We have learned so much together in this past year, sweet girl.  Thank you for teaching me how to be a mom and making me a better person every day.

I love you forever and ever.


Dear Emily (Badgey, Lil Tiny, Ninja, Zsa Zsa and soon to be Big Sister);

The first and most important thing I want to say is how amazing it is to have you in our lives and that your mom and I love you so, so much. 
Before you arrived, we fought so hard to start our family and we wound up being blessed enough to get you, our amazing little girl. You have taught me so much about life and I only hope that I can do the same for you. 
You are the funniest, smartest and most beautiful little girl that I just can’t get enough of.  Your smile makes my heart swell and your laugh makes it melt. I loved you before you were here, I love you every day and I will love you forever!



  1. Tears...just beautiful. I can't believe it's been a year. Emily is such a sweet, funny girl. I remember all of her hair when she was born and how sweet she was. She is going to be such a great big sister. Happy Birthday Emily! You are adorable pregnant and holding Emily too!

  2. Love. Happy Birthday, Emily!

    I adore that Daddy wrote her a letter too! :)

  3. Happy birthday, Emily!!

  4. Cue the tears! Beautiful letters to your sweet Emily. She is one very loved little girl.

  5. Such beautiful letters!!!!

    I love the one from her Dad!!!

    Happy birthday honey badger!

  6. Damn it you guys! Happy Birthday Honey Badger! You are clearly so so awesome and I have enjoyed every minute of watching you grow up.

  7. i've got goosebumps... i love that "daddy" posted too. Congrats to you guys for making it through (and loving it) the first year and you look great.

  8. Okay you have me in tears... well you and your hubby both because a Daddy letter just kills me!! So sweet. Happy Birthday to your beautiful little girl. I am so happy for you and your family. And by the way, you look amazing!!

  9. Oh my - so sweet - brought me to tears. Happy Birthday Emily!

  10. This couldn't possibly have been any sweeter of a post! Happy Birthday, adorable Emily!!

  11. Happy happy birthday sweet Emily! You bring your parents so much joy everyday!

    I'm crying over the whole thing....your letter, Steve's letter, her pics, and YOUR ADORABLE BABY BELLY HOLDING E!!! Omg...

  12. Happy Birthday Emily! And Happy Momaversary to you Bridget!

    What a difference a year makes!


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