One year ago today I got a text to say I had become an Auntie again. I was in the Caribbean and part of me just wanted to hop on a plane to meet my little Honor Rose.
I think what astounds me is just how different you are to your brother. You are a such a sassy, forthright and strong little baby. You have had a voice since the day you were born and everyone knows about it. You're such a diva but I have been smitten with you since the day you were born.
I remember about a week before you were born I took your brother out to paint pottery. I remember thinking how an earth am I am going to love another baby as much as I love your brother?
But it just multiplies.
I love your strong will. I adore your cheeky grins. I cherish how much you love your brother and I will always be puzzled by your interest in dirt.
I don't want you to grow up anymore. But, equally, I cannot wait to see what a wonderful little girl you will grow up to be.
Thank you for gracing my life this past year. I treasure you and Cohen, more than you will ever know. I cannot believe you are one years old!
I hope you grow up to live up to your name. To honour life, to honour those who love you and most importantly honour yourself.
I am so proud to be your Auntie. Happy 1st birthday my amazing little niece!