These first few months of your life have flown by with a flurry of emotions. Time has both stood still and zipped by in a blink.

You have already developed a strong personality and sense of adventure. I never know which side or end of the crib you will wake up on. You are so incredibly beautiful but more importantly you are charming, hilarious, smiley, independent and cheeky. How do you already know exactly what you want and when? It took me almost 30 years to figure that out. Look at you, already my teacher.

I love the sound of your voice. You talk to your toys, pillows and especially to your Dad.


I love your cheeks and have to remind myself to get out of your face so you can breathe sometimes because all I want to do is kiss and nuzzle your sweet face.

The big, big world belongs to you my love. I’m both fearful and excited for you to explore and put your stamp on it, surely it’s already become a better place because you’re in it.

Thank you for choosing me to be your Mom.

Author: dawnrieniets

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3 thoughts on “My Sweet Lavinia

  1. I hope you keep writing Dawn. It's beautiful.

    Posted on March 12, 2014 at 1:31 pm
  2. Lavinia is lucky to have you as her mum

    Posted on March 20, 2014 at 5:26 pm
  3. Thank you so much- I'm a bit dusty, need some practice but it feels good to do so again.

    Posted on March 25, 2014 at 8:05 am