Jaiya turned two yesterday, December 1st.
Time does not slow down for anything. Unfortunately. Sometimes I just want to pause, and enjoy all that is around me without all of the To Do's weighing on my mind.
Jaiya is the reason for this.
Everything she does & says is enough to make me want to take it all in and never let her out of my site, and sometimes I wonder why I even work so hard to get an education, when all that really matters is her.
Then reality sets in, and I realize, that's exactly why I do it. I do it for her and for her sweet daddy. All the weight shouldn't be on his shoulders alone.
These past 2 years have been nothing outside of pure joy. I still sometimes have to pinch myself at the thought that Dustin and I have created this little being. She is smart, funny, & wise beyond her years already.
Jaiya loves her Mom and Dad. Thank goodness, cause we all know that doesn't last forever. She loves singing: ABC's, Sunshine, Twinkle Twinkle, Popcorn Song, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, etc. She finds a way to get her toothbrush and toothpaste, because this is her favorite thing. She loves books, and babies, coloring, Dora, & princesses. She has a way of making mom feel better whenever tears are present...Jaiya becomes little mom and takes care of me. She adores her Papa's and Grandma's. She talks on the phone daily. She loves ONLY chocolate milk in her sippy. She loves to go to bed, or maybe loves isn't the right term, willingly goes to bed. She let's me know when she is tired and needs a nap. She loves Jesus, church, and she says the most precious little prayers I've ever heard. She likes her hair done. She loves rides in the car, at all hours of the day. She HAS to have a sucker every time I go to Holly's for my daily drink. She still knows way more Spanish than I have the ability to share with you all, cause I do NOT know what all of it means. She counts to 20. Her choice of room to destroy is the bathroom. She is friendly and will talk to anyone. She loves my iPad, and has pretty much taken it over. She is much better at using it than I am.
(Stat's will come after her 2 year doctor's appt.)
And to Jaiya....
I hope you always remember that there is opposition in all things. You will have some trials in life that seem to heavy to bear, but at the end of it all, the blessings are beyond what you could ever imagine. You should always remember that education is important, work hard in school, do the best you can, and the opportunities are endless. Boys will break your heart, but the hurt won't last for long. Friends can be mean, and make life seem really hard, but true friendships will always come through in the end. Be nice. It will make you even more beautiful than you already are. Beauty is only skin deep, but what matters is your true intent, your thoughts, feelings and compassion. Never give up. It's the easy way out on things, and your true potential for life will come with following through til the end, and giving it your all. Be real. Don't try to be like anyone else, cause there is only one, YOU. God made you, YOU, for a reason. Stay strong in the church. It is the only solid foundation we have to get through this crazy life. Remember that family is everything. It comes first. All the worldly things in life will never measure up to the happiness family will bring you.
I am so so grateful beyond any expression for having you in my life. Thank you for showing me a new kind of love, and for being the best lil daughter ever. You have already taught me so much in life.
I love you princess. Happy Birthday.
I can't wait to share pics from Jaiya's princess party. She had such a good Birthday...