I am so lucky to have you as my daughter and I tell you all the time. Being part of your life and watching you grow makes me feel so proud and happy. You simply amaze me over and over again!
The way you looked into my eyes right after you were born assured me that you were the curious, outgoing little girl I had wished for.
The other day we were sitting at the dinner table and out of the blue you started naming everyone you loved: "I love you, Mami! I love you, Daddy! I love my brother, Finni! I also love you, Poppy!
AND I love myself too, Mami!"
You smiled at me and gave yourself a big hug by wrapping your arms around you.
I have never seen anything like it! Moments later we were all sitting at the dinner table hugging ourselves.
Thinking about that evening makes my heart go warm!!! The world would be a happier place if everyone would hug themselves every now and then ... I hope you will always remember that and keep hugging yourself now and in years to come!
I love you,