My dearest Lily,

One day I will be in my 60’s and you in your 20’s and I will look at you and remember a night like tonight.

You are almost 18 months old and you just fell asleep on my lap while I rocked you in the rocking chair.

This hasn’t happened in quite sometime and never in the room you have been sleeping in.

While I rocked you, I thought about how when I was pregnant with you, these were the moments I daydreamed about.

I thought about how fast time is going and how big you are getting.

I cried and held onto you as long as I could because I know that I can’t hold onto you forever.

I love you ratinha with all my heart and soul.

your mama.