Thursday, October 18, 2012

Love At First Sight *sigh*

Dear Claire,

Since I'm your mother, you probably know by now that I'm not really a "romantic" person.  I find some of it so over-the-top that it makes me cringe and feel icky.  It's just not me.

But I do belive, one hundred percent, in love at first sight.

All sorts of people will say "there's no such thing", but they are wrong.

On January 25, 2010, a tiny, naked, precious, baby girl was put onto my chest.  I looked down at her and a flood of one emotion came over me - love.

I didn't know you.  I had never seen you before.  And yet I loved you immediately, I loved you in that moment and in all of the moments since.

Even when I'm tired and impatient.  Even when you've said "Mommy" eighty-three times before nine a.m.  Even when you put your whole hand in your cup of milk causing it to overflow onto the table and then onto the floor.

I still love you.  You are my favourite little girl in the whole world.

And if someone ever tells you "there's no such thing as love at first sight"; just let your heart smile, because you know there is.

Love you forever,



  1. This is my favourite blog post yet! She's easy to love. ~Leanne

  2. Love love love!! Thank you for this one!!! My eyes are filled with tears. You could have said it any better :) (but is the year on her bday right??) Thompson

    1. Ooops! Just corrected her birthday! My only excuse is that Jack was born January 29, 2012! Thanks for the heads up :)

    2. and another correction for me....that should say You could NOT have said it any better

  3. Awe, Lindsay:) Just love reading your blog and this entry made me cry, but happy mommy tears as I read the words every mom can relate to. Well done, as always. ~Shannon

  4. Love this post. Very sweet. But I'm not sure that you didn't know her when you first saw her. You spent nine months growing her, feeling her every kick, move and hiccup, you knew more about her than she did. And that is a wonderful thing.

  5. I love this post!! that was so precious <3
    Love Love your blog :)

  6. This post is so sweet. Your blog is so cute! Glad I found you via the Aloha blog hop. Newest follower!


  7. Nice one, I like this post. So sweet and beautiful. Even me loved my little girl at the first sight.

    Love Letters

  8. Oh how truly sweet. Won me over with that!! Follower!

  9. what a sweet letter. she is a lucky girl to be told lovely things like this

  10. Hi Lindsay, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (, and I’m visiting from Mom’s Monday Mingle.

    Oh my goodness, is she just the most precious little girl! Beautiful letter. Thanks fir sharing...

    Anyway, it’s nice to “meet” you! Hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

  11. I love your note to your little girl. It is very precious and honest. I too believed in love at first sight with my kids and they still amaze me everyday.
    you have a lovely blog and I am following you now.
    I would love for you to follow back.