Although you’re barely pushing 19 pounds, still wearing six month onesies, and just all over itty bitty, you’re turning into quite the little girl— small but mighty, I like to say.
You’re cerebral. Everything is a puzzle. You take your time. You concentrate. You don’t give up without figuring it out— whatever “it” may be.
There’s a thought process to your every move in a way that astounds me each time. You are repeating words without hesitation. Putting together words that make complete sense together.
“Good girl Koda”, “Love you”, “Hey daddy”, “bless you”, “thank you”, “what’s that”.
You love to make animal noises, with your favorite being a lion…”Rawwwwrrrr”. Or a dog… “ruff ruff”. My favorite is when we talk to your Lambie and you say, “Bah”, or when I ask you what a fishy say’s, and you pucker your lips just so.
You’ll spend several minutes (which is a lot for a toddler), trying to walk in mama’s shoes. Pointing to your socks and saying “socks!” with much conviction. You’re now learning the difference between your toes and your actual foot. Opening and closing doors. Stepping off of a stair without using your hands…
everything seems to be a competition.
I’m not sure who you’re competing with at this point, but I can already tell that you are determined to be the best. You get frustrated— just like your daddy does— but won’t give up. It blows me away how much you’re already showing signs of your daddy’s determination.
Your humor is spot on. You know when to giggle at the right time. You dance like it’s your last dance. And you smile so large that it makes my entire being swell with love.
Your little light in life is not so little. You’re light is infinite. It shines so bright that anyone who comes across you, falls in love instantaneously.
Thank you for teaching me unconditional love. Thank you for letting me see that love holds no bounds. No matter who you are in life. No matter what you do. My love for you is concrete.