Where has the time gone? Tamia, my Mia.
Standing, walking, and talking!
Soon, I’ll look up to your stretched out hands asking for the keys *sniffs*
It has been amazing… watching you grow this past year, and I am looking forward to every second, every minute, every hour, every day, every week, every month, every year, every waking [and sleeping that I can get] moment, both happy and sad, to come.
I want you to always know that I as your mother will always do my best to teach you right from wrong, guiding you in the right direction and steering you away from the wrong, to the best of my judgement.
Always know, that with God, all things are possible, as He is your strength, your rock. We will continue to pray, and as I grow stronger in my faith the man above, so will you, until you feel either able to establish a relationship on your own with him, or if [God forbid] you feel there can’t be one.
It is my job to teach and guide you. It is yours to continue to stay on that path.
There is still a lot you have to learn about this world [as do I] but, know that I will always be here to help you.
I pray that I continue to show you just as much love and support as I have always wanted.
I apologize for not figuring out what your cries meant. For the most part I got them down, although there were some I just couldn’t decipher. There may come a time where you look to me for answers and I just can’t give them to you. I leave you with this at the end of your first year: Be patient, be kind, and steadfast. Pray, meditate, and he will lead you.
Always remember that, Mama loves you. Always.
Happy First Birthday (Sept. 18, 2016)