A whole year of loving you with you on the outside.
My girls, my beautiful baby girls. There is nothing more special than the fact that you have never been alone. You, together, are two sweet peas who came from one little pod. You fit each other perfectly, and you always will. You grow, play, fight, and learn with each other day in and day out, and there is nothing better or more fulfilling to me.
Sweet Annie. My beautiful, fiery, incredibly smart little girl. You are so much like me, yet so much like your daddy. A perfect storm. You are so inquisitive, you copy us more and more day by day. You are a go getter, when there's something you want, you work your little booty off to get it (you mostly want momma, and you always get momma). You are attached to me 90% of the day, and though it might get hard, I wouldn't have it any other way. You make me feel so special, so loved. You are going to change this world, I just know it.
My little Belle. You are so sweet, so kind, so independent. Your favourite thing to do is clean, which cracks us all up so much. Your spirit is so soft, so gentle, and so sweet. I am so inspired by your kind heart, you make me want to be better and do better. Unlike your sister, you could sit by yourself and play for hours and hours. You are constantly being creative with how you play and if there are books around you are always digging into them. You are so incredibly smart and tackle any new challenge with such grace.
My sweet babies, you have changed our whole world. This year together as a family has been so hard, yet so fulfilling and so incredibly beautiful. All of the challenges we faced in the beginning of your little lives brought us so much strength and unity as a family. We couldn't have done it without all of the incredible, selfless help of our friends and family. We have been showered with so much love and kindness and help. Girls, you are so loved. There aren't enough words to tell you how loved you are by all of the people surrounding you. That, is what I'm most thankful for.
I love you to the moon and the stars and all the way back again. Forever and always, no matter what.