Happy 3rd Birthday, Sweetheart!

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you,
pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Three years ago today when I saw your face for the very first time,
I could hardly believe you were mine.

This morning as I stare at you sleeping next to me,
I am amazed that I feel exactly the same way.

I dreamed about you my whole life and some days
I wondered if you would ever really be more than a dream.

You have made each and every one
of these 1095 days the very best days of my life.
(even the ones when I told you that you drove me crazy!)

You captivate and charm everyone you meet and
although you are so very beautiful;
that physical beauty itself pales in comparison
to the incredible person
I see emerging from within you.

I hope you will one day realize how truly honored I am to be your mother
and to follow you on this incredible journey ahead of you called:
Thank you for making all my dreams come true.

Happy 3rd Birthday, my Darling.

You have my heart.

(Pictures of the small family celebration we had yesterday soon to follow)


  1. Happy, happy 3rd birthday sweet thing! My heart fairly bursts reading your mama's words of love to you.

    And Dita - you continue to spin magic with your words. But this picture!!!!??? OMG it is a stunner. So beautifully done. Please blow it up big, sign it and frame it. It's gorgeous!

    Hope your week-end was just plain fun.

    Love you!

  2. Happy Birthday to what has to be the most beautiful 3 year old in the world!! May all your birthday wishes come true - always.
    Try to save some cake for Dad, Mom and brother! :)

  3. Happy Birthday to your precious angel. 3 is such a fun age!!!

    As always a wonderful tribute written with love for one of the most important people in your life.
    Daughters are pretty special.

    Beautiful portait and can't wait to see the other pictures.

    Have a great week!

  4. She is very, very beautiful! And very blessed to have a family such as yours. Your love is abundant for your babies. I love that.

    Three was a harder year for us than 2. You know how everyone always says 'terrible twos?' well, three was the year for us that was CRAZINESS! I miss those days of being little though. Oh, how I miss it.

  5. Happy 3rd Birthday you gorgeous baby girl! Love this shot Dita, it's just stunning. I wish I could express myself half as well as you, your words always make me smile.

  6. Dita she is so beautiful!!! Happy Birthday sweet Jade!!!!

  7. Happy third birthday to your gorgeous baby who isn't really a baby anymore.

  8. Happy Birthday Sweetie!!! Such a beautiful picture of a beautiful girl!!!!

  9. Happy 3rd Birthday Sweetie! Hope your day was extra special and fun filled~

    What a beautiful tribute to your beautiful girl..... Looking forward to more pictures from the family celebration! This one is GORGEOUS!

    Have a wonderful week~



  10. OH, Happy Birthday to your beautiful little sweeting.....
    and I love this photograph... it just captures her beauty...

  11. Happy Birthday Sweetie! Such a beautiful mix of your mother and father.

    Your beauty is undeniable weather viewed from your adoring mama's lens or through her vibrant words.

    This is a family created in love.


  12. What a beautiful picture!!! I can't believe it's already been three years!! I remember the day so perfectly :) Happy Birthday to my dearest SP, she gets more beautiful and perfect with each passing day!

  13. Happy Birthday to your sweet little 3 year old!!

    Thanks so much for your very kind words. Cant wait for you to follow our journey to Gemma soon too!!

  14. Loved thos words Dita, because I feel them too! We are so very blessed. Happy birthday Sweet Pea!!! Youa re beautiful and amazing!

  15. Happy Birthday Sweet Little One!
    This is just beautiful Ms. Dita, just beautiful.
    I think you are a wonderful person in every way.
    What I love the most though is how you cherish
    your people with a love like no other. I love that!

    Smiles and a happy birthday hug to your little
    precious 3 year old Sweetie!

  16. Happy 3rd Birthday beautiful girl!