Zara

My girl. My light.

No part of bringing you into this world was easy or fun. Frankly 95% of your birthday was the worst day of my life. But that last 5%, oh. The part where suddenly you were out here with us and hearts exploded and everything changed. I have found depths of love and patience within me that I’m sure didn’t exist before. Everything you do amazes me; I’m in awe of your strength and cheer. (I think we did a pretty good job on your looks, too.) The way your lips press together and your chin wiggles right before you start to cry shatters me. Seeing you and your papa smile at each other puts me back together. I watch you sleep and am at peace.

The past three months have been a blur. There have been days that seemed impossibly hard and days that passed as if in a dream. We’ve been learning about each other and how this thing is going to work. One thing I know is you’re the best decision we’ve ever made. I can’t wait to show you everything.

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