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happy birthday wren!

June 27, 2016

Dear Wren,

Well, the day that I’ve both been looking forward to and dreading in equal measure has finally arrived. Today, you turned one! I’ve now known you for 366 days, 18 hours, 45 minutes and 16 seconds and I have to say… the more I get to know you, the more I love you. You are by far my very favourite human. Shhh! Don’t tell daddy.

I started writing your one-year letter at the weekend and I was really hoping to post it today but there’s just so much I want to tell you and besides, I’d much rather spend your birthday dancing around the kitchen with you and playing hide and seek and blowing bubbles and meeting daddy for lunch and rolling around in bed, than staring at a computer screen for hours. I wanted this day to be all about you.

I’ve been taking videos of you almost every single day since you came into our lives. This film is a compilation of those moments. It’s been such a crazy, amazing ride. How strange to think that we’ve already come full circle, that we are about to embark on another 365-day journey around the sun together?

Thank you for giving me one of the best years of my life. I can’t tell you how much joy you’ve brought us, how much meaning and perspective.

I love watching you grow, little one. If you could just slow it down a bit, though, that would be great.


9 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    June 28, 2016 11:36 am

    Little bird walked!!! Good job sweetie!

  2. Anonymous permalink
    June 28, 2016 7:17 pm

    Ho if only I did this with my buetiful daughter 31 years ago just loved it x

  3. Alison permalink
    June 29, 2016 1:07 am

    So incredibly touching and the end with the confetti and your smile. Oh oh oh oh oh! I’ll need time to think of a comment on this one. Speechless.

  4. Karin permalink
    June 30, 2016 3:19 am

    I enjoyed the film (both of them) so much. Lifts my heart and my spirits 💚

  5. July 1, 2016 1:01 pm

    I just cried watching this… if I wasn’t already broody my ovaries are hurting so much now! This is so so beautiful, loved every second!!! Happy first year beautiful Wren xxx

  6. July 3, 2016 1:25 pm

    What a gift that film is! And, of course, what a gift that little girl has been every single day! Congratulations! And Happy Belated Birthday to Wren!! Such a happy kid, and happy parents! 🙂 xo

  7. July 12, 2016 11:15 pm

    Your film here – hadn’t realised there was a full version having watched your one on insta at least five times!! Love it so much – all the noises and laughter and happiness – it’s just incredible how much happens in the first year isn’t it? Such a beautiful keepsake for you to come back and watch this whenever you like. Happy Birthday to your lovely girl xxx

  8. July 20, 2016 9:27 pm

    What a lovely video! I came across this page because today is my daughter’s birthday (27), and her name is Wren, too. (I was googling for an image. Guess I found one! And it’s funny, she and your Wren even look alike! 🙂 Enjoy your little bird. xo

  9. October 3, 2016 12:16 am

    best gift you could have given her just beautiful 🙂

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