Happy 1st birthday my Darling Mabel,
the planets aligned, the God/s/spirits chose, coins landed the right way up, nature smiled at us...and it was you, you were the one. I am your amazed mother and I promise you will always find home in my arms, pride, joy and mirth in my eyes, and my lips will forever tell you how I love you and how precious you are to me.
We will not always see eye to eye and (as all strong women should) we will test each other/everything, but this will be just another of the many ways that we will grow to love and understand each other all the more - so my Baby bring it on. The laughs, the tears, the pictures, the many firsts, the fights, the questions, the delight, the funny faces, the drama, the wonder, the worry, the messiness, the pride, there is so much to look forward to...and I'll be there for you my darling, for all of it!
For giving me the most life-changing year of my life - you have my heart,
love Mummy X