Who knew that having a baby makes your heart expand so hugely? And just when you think that you can't possibly love that little person anymore, or your heart may explode, they really start to get cute.
Wishing you the best of birthdays today. I cannot believe you are nine.. it feels like it was just yesterday that YOU were growing inside my belly.
You taught me how to be a mommy, you make me laugh, shake my head, re-evaluate every piece of sarcasm in my mouth, and keep me on my toes. I love it when you want to cuddle or snuggle with me, because you'll always be my baby. I love watching you grow, and get older, even if I want to pretend you're still just a little squirt with a plastic tool box. I love how you challenge me, and encourage me to be a fighter. How you teach me how to be a better mom, and show me that being different is really super cool. I love you tremendously- never, ever forget it.
Happy Birthday, Butterbean.