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Dear Honu | Letters to Our Daughters
Today you celebrate 11 months of life…and in such a relatively short span of time, I feel like you’ve already discovered so much. I’m in awe, every day, at the things you do and the little traits that make you, YOU.
You’ve got spirit, my little turtle. I hear it in your excitement when you’re going through a new adventure…like walking with your little cart. You’re so enthusiastic in your communications, even if they are screams of “oooohhhh”. I see it as you attempt to leap off the bed with no fear whatsoever. I have a
feeling you take after me….and I’ll feel my heart drop to my knees when you launch yourself off mountains one day. I smile as I watch you learn to “dance”…throwing your hands up in the air, bouncing to the beat you hear from your toys, the television or your mommy’s singing. Even your ABC’s and “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” have you putting on your dancing socks. My adorable little tiny dancer!
But at the end of the day, I still love settling down with you and having you snuggle next to me or Daddy. I love that you are, in fact, a snuggler – when I find myself waking up in the middle of the night with your small arm flung across my chest and your face flush against my cheek. Or when we sit together on the floor and you wrap both of your arms around my arm and lean your cheek against me. No smile is more precious than that one. I cherish these every day moments with you.
Happy 11 Month Birthday my little honu! You’ll be a year old in a month! I can’t believe it!