today my baby is two. i can't believe how fast the time has gone. it is hard to remember what life was like before my little e came along. all i know is that i have poured out so much new love in the past two years, that it is hard to imagine where all of that love was before her.
i would give absolutely anything to her without even thinking twice... all of the berries out of my granola, every minute of my time... even in the middle of the night..., all of my anything i can deliver. and the spit up on my favorite blouse... it doesn't matter. i could lay and stare at her for hours, memorizing her constantly changing features, but in the ripe old age of two, she has less tolerance for these snuggly moments. but this loss of staring time becomes a gain of interaction. she is turning into a little person, able to have a simple conversation, and think of things on her own. completely astounding that she has grown from an almost 6 pound sleepy little bundle to a 30 pound walking talking opinionated person.
i can honestly say these have been the best two years of my life, and as my mother always told me, she will only truly understand how greatly you can love when she has a child of her own. happy birthday ella.