You have no idea how proud we are to be your parents. Your character and personality are definitely apparent now. You are strong willed, silly, extremely sweet yet stubborn, independent, and super lovable… you are perfect to us. We can’t believe that you are turning 2 today… how time flies. The past 2 years have been truly magical and chaotic at the same time… and we wouldn’t have it any other way. You surprise us every day with how fast you are learning and growing. From saying your first word, “papa” to your favorite words “NO” and “byeeeee” to now forming full sentences and saying “I love you, mama and papa.” We also learned that your favorite color is YELLOW, and there is not another color that can best describe your bright & bubbly personality! You don’t know this yet, but after we put you down to bed, we lay awake at night just talking about YOU and how blessed we are.
This week was particularly hard for mommy and daddy because you were so sick, and it made us so sad and worried. All we were able to think about was you during the day, hoping and praying that you would get better. It was the longest 5 days ever, but it made us realize how strong willed you are. Even though you were so sick you would still smile and throw in a good laugh here and there. We ended up canceling your birthday plans that we had planned, but that’s ok because we ended up having the best family time together. You were so happy when we sang the “Happy Birthday Song” to you in 3 different languages over and over again. You have taught us that quality time is more important than anything else.
Nothing makes you happier than music, painting, drawing, and dancing. So, if there was one thing that we can hope and pray for you this year as you turn 2 years old, is that you continue to be a free spirit and do more of what makes you happy every day. Now that you are officially in school, we also hope that you will understand the importance of friendship, and to be kind and generous to those around you.
We pinch ourselves every day because we can’t believe that you are here and ours forever. Thank you for teaching us how to love unconditionally, and also for sleeping so well through the night for the past 6 months (one of the best presents any child can give their parents)! We look forward to a whole new year of adventures with you CloClo! We don’t know what this year will bring, but all we know is that we have each other and that’s all that matters! Family is everything.
Mommy & Daddy
P.S We hope that one day you will come across this letter and know how much we love you.