Dear Selah: Year One

Dear Selah,

This is your daddy writing…you’re actually starting to get the hang of saying ‘dada’…although when you get really excited you sometimes get it backwards saying “ah-dah, ah-dah.”  These are the memories I hope I’ll be able to hold onto forever.

1st Birthday

Selah's Birthday

Your first year of life went by so fast.  It really doesn’t seem that long ago that we were bringing you home from the hospital.  Sometimes I laugh at the things your mom and I worried over at first.  You are our first…so we might have been a little over protective.  However as we have talked to some other parents….we seem pretty mellow.  Whatever we did…we must have done something right, because you really are the most wonderful baby.  Everyone says so.

We also recently found out you are going to be a big sister.  I know you will be a good big sister.  I can’t wait to see how you will be able to play with your little brother or sister.  The daycare tells us you are very good with the little babies.  You also just got two baby dolls for your birthday.  It is adorable to see you hold and rock your little babies.  You do put the babies in your Halloween pumpkin tote…I’m guessing you won’t do that with the real baby.

I am really trying to be a good dad.  I hope you think so…I can only judge by your smile, which we do get to see very often.  Your mommy and I hope you will understand though we always want what is best for you and sometimes that means keeping you out of trouble, even when you think you are just playing.

I wonder what you’ll be when you grow up, when you read this.  Will you be a good student…will you be a daddy’s girl?  Will we be having tea parties or will you be helping me build a tree house?  It really is a world of possibilities.  I hope you will be happy.  I’ve heard parents say that before…but never really understood it until now.  Just know that your parents love you very much.