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First Birthday Wishes For Baby

Dearest baby,

As we count down the days until your first birthday, I can’t help but think of all the wishes I hope for you. I wish:

  • You feel secure in my love for you, and always remember you have a place to come home to.
  • You have your breath taken away by epic views. Travel every chance you get!
  • You’re able to laugh at yourself and not take life too seriously.
  • You have a best friend who supports you always, but also calls you out when you need it.
  • You know the comfort of community. Never underestimate the power of numbers.
  • You practice patience and learn the gifts that only come with delayed gratification.
  • You experience a moment of fearlessness in the face of a bully.
  • You see when it’s time to walk away from someone who is no good for you.
  • You get a job you can speak passionately about when people ask what you do for a living.
  • You question leaders and professionals when your gut tells you differently than them.
  • You build strong morals, but keep an open heart.
  • You gain the wisdom to see that the grass just always seems greener on the other side.
  • You learn how to successfully surrender in your physical, spiritual and emotional life.
  • You know the joy in giving. Trust that there is enough of everything good to go around.
  • You speak with conviction. End your sentences with a period, not a question mark.
  • You experience the power of the written word, spoken word and most of all, silence.
  • You feel the high that comes from creating something from scratch.
  • You can pack a bag and be ready for an adventure in no time flat!
  • You learn to forgive and act with grace. Both towards yourself and towards others.
  • You experience all these amazing feelings when you become a parent for the first time.

 

Love,
Mommy

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