A new baby. A clean slate. No inkling of what this little bundle of joy would bring.
No, we didn’t know that you would be sweet
All at the same time
We didn’t know that you would love chicken
Or vanilla ice cream
Or chocolate milk
Or grilled cheese and tomato soup (just to dip it in)
We didn’t know that you would love all that glitters
How were we to know that you would love Hannah Montana
Or Disney Princesses
Or Marley and Me
We certainly didn’t know you would like closed doors
Or closed drawers
Or nifty hangars
Or carpet cleaners
We didn’t know that you would love tights
Or spare change
I guess we just weren’t prepared for Lexi.
Little girl, I couldn’t love you anymore if I tried. Thank you for being you. Thank you for being Lexi. Thank you for being my daughter.
I love you.
Happy 5th Birthday, Lexi.