Monday, January 19, 2015

dear maya

Nine years old today and you wanted to celebrate it in true Maya fashion, surrounded by the people you love the most. All the grandparents came for dinner, but if we had the room you would have packed the house with all the people you hold close to your heart. Even still it was your perfect evening and I think the ear to ear grin you wore all night said it all.

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We ate your favourite things and told funny stories and we laughed until our stomachs ached. Nothing is more important to you than family. You've got that life lesson locked down. Dinner with family, cards, board games, movies... anything that has us together is alright by you. You've really settled into yourself this past year. You're more open and easy going. You're building relationships independent of the rest of the family. It is such a beautiful thing to see I can't even articulate it.

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You still love everything about school, the work, the reading, the art, the teachers, and the other kids. You can't get enough of the Frozen movie or lego or hanging out with Abby. The house is littered with your stories and drawings. You love to be creative. You still claim cleaning is not your thing, much to your sister's exasperation. You are witty and quick with a come back. You've learned well young grasshopper. It's taken us a while to get here, but everything with you has just gotten easier and it feels like a weight has been lifted off us and it's the best feeling ever. I am so incredibly lucky that I get to be your Mom. Love you to the moon and back MyPie xo

Love Mama


1 comments:

Aw, such a sweet post. How did she ever get to be nine? EEEP, time does fly. So good to hear she had a great day - happy birthday, Maya!