365 days doesn't seem like long enough for a little girl to go from this:

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to this:


But she did.

365 days ago, I woke up at the crack of dawn to go help my best friend usher a new life into the World.

I knew it was going to be a life changing experience, probably the closest to the first breath I would ever get.

What I didn't know was how that little first breath would take mine away. And continue to for the next 365 days.


My Little Fat Mat.

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The sweetest thing under 2 feet tall.


Her crooked little grin and her chubby little fingers.

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Her nearly bald head and her roly poly thighs.


A smile so bright, I can't help but forgive her when she runs into my ankles with her walker...Again.


She has her Aunt Nic wrapped around her finger and I can't wait to sneak her things her Mama says she can't have.

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Like Spinach and Carrots (just kidding Amers!)

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I'm not sure if I love her the way I do because I saw her first moments in this World or just because she's my Fatty Matty, but if the last 365 days are any indication, we're going to have a lot of fun together!

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Happy Birthday Matalie Francis. May your next 365 days be filled with belly laughs and growling!

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Your Aunt Nic loves you more then you will ever know.


Amber said...

awwwww....you can be sweet! I don't think I ever remember Fat Mat being that small! Happy Birthday Fat Mat!

Elizabeth said...

That was so precious!