As the season begins and your first birthday draws near, the excitement and the joy are high.....
Ways you have brought joy already to this YaYa's soul,
You have brought the joy of watching you enjoy music. Moving back and forth when your mom or YaYa sing your favorite song, "Chuggington, Chuggy chuggy chuggy chugginton" no song has seemed sweeter. You also sing and hum along when I sing to you. The joy of music is something I hope that we will always share. No matter what music is playing.
Just yesterday, I watched the video of you throwing a ball with your dad, for about the fifteenth time and I laughed with glee as you pumped your arms in a joyful gesture, as you yelled out "yeah" for your accomplishment. This is another thing that gives me joy and I hope that you never lose the ability to cheer for yourself.
Bibba, Last Christmas YaYa was alone in Florida with a broken down car and unable to come and see you being brought into this world. I will always regret this, but it made me even more determined to do whatever it takes to spend the holidays and your birthday with you. This holiday season I am going to do just that.
Yaya has learned that some relationships bring great pain and heartache but there are also relationships that bring great joy and love! Giving yourself in a relationship is always a risk but the rewards are worth more than anything you might lose. Bibba, I am so happy to be sharing this Thanksgiving with you in your new house you just moved into, complete with play nook just for you! You are a gift that Yaya is very grateful for everyday and I look forward to this holiday season with great joy!
Love, your "joy" full Yaya <3