Satie turned two today. It hardly seems possible that seven hundred thirty one days have passed since she graced us with her boisterous presence. To say our life has never been the same is an understatement. Every day since Satie came has been brighter, more amazing, more filled with wonder than her parents ever could have imagined. The world through Satie-colored glasses is a huge classroom, filled with learning opportunities; a huge playground just waiting to be explored. Satie’s vocabulary has grown exponentially over the last year, and really allowed her to express her personality in a way her parents only dreamed possible. This expression is so exact that sometimes her parents forget that not so long ago she was exactly like her little brother, who cannot express himself as succinctly.
She has grown into an amazing helper, very independent and sure of herself. She’s not really afraid to take on anything, or anyone for that matter. She bravely climbs the steepest of stairs without batting an eye, all the while bringing a certain amount of consternation to her dad. She excitedly declares, “I did it! Satie did it!” at the end of a challenging task. It fills her mum’s heart with pride to watch Satie learning so much, and she frequently has to check her expectations of Satie because she seems so well advanced beyond her two years. It only makes those times at the end of the day when they are in the rocking chair, reading books before bedtime all the more precious. “Mommy hold you?!” she asks. “Yes, Satie. Mommy would be delighted to hold you.” And she is, for far too quickly the days are approaching when she won’t want anyone to hold her before bed. Good night and sweet dreams, Sweet Satie. Don’t grow up too quickly. Two years of time with you are already passed, it barely seems possible. We’re looking forward to so many more amazing memories… Happy Birthday to my amazing precious girl, I love you with all of my heart!