You were born, and I cried tears of joy at your arrival. You made me a mom.
You turned one, and I cried tears of sadness at how fast you had become a toddler. You kept me on my toes.
You turned two and became a big sister, and I rejoiced at how in love with your baby sister you were. You became my helper.
You turned three, and I laughed every day at your goofiness. You were my source of entertainment.
And now, sweet sweet Maya, you are four. When I look at you, I am blown away by your beauty. You still keep me on my toes, you are still my helper, you still provide joy and laughs every day. When you were born, I realized a love that I didn't know existed, and I am constantly in awe of how that love for you grows each day.
I look forward to this year and the many that are to come. You are an amazing person. I love you.