i remember the day i found out you would be coming into the world. i can even recall what your mama was wearing. a gray sweater dress with awesome gray suede heels. the scar on her knee was particularly prominent that day. scars build character though, don't you worry. it's funny the tiny details that stick with us, when the big moments happen in life.
well, your mama and i were standing on the street corner in san francisco and when she told me the good news about you, i hugged her so big i think i just might have picked her up and twirled her around in circles. it was a beautiful, sunny afternoon. then i said a big fat "i told you so." i think i knew you were in her tummy before she even did. but let's keep that between us, okay?
today marks your second birthday. you are loved, little one. i am so thankful to be one of your many loving aunties and witness you grow up to be...anything you want...like, say, the next justin bieber. no pressure though. when you're in your twenties i'll be sure to remind you of the sweet moves you had on the eve of seven hundred and thirty days around the sun. i really do owe you one. because of you, i learned a whole lot about the step-by-step process of bringing a little babe into this world.
may you always embrace your authentic, cool self. it's the only way to live, buddy. and, you've got two perfect parental role models to guide you.
all my love,