Happy Birthday! It literally seems like yesterday that I was writing you a letter on your 6th birthday! It truly seems that the years fly by with increasing speed with each year that passes! Oh, how I long for time to stand still, so that I may enjoy you as you are at this moment! You are spectacular!
|1 year old|
I heard a quote once that always reminds me of you: "A girl is innocence playing in the mud, beauty standing on its head, and motherhood dragging a doll by the foot." You are precocious and wise beyond your years, yet innocent and naive. You are beautiful on the outside and inside, yet completely unaware of it, and unconcerned with keeping up appearances. You are confident yet unassuming, strong and brave yet sensitive.
|Age 2 (with a 6 month old Grins)|
You are snuggly and cuddly, with the biggest heart I've ever known. You treat all of your dollies and stuffed animals as if they were delicate newborn babies, and you can't bear to part with even the dirtiest, most ragged of them - as if they were living members of your family. We've had to limit you to 2 at night - we would find your bed FULL of them, with scarcely enough room for you. I asked you once why you insisted on having so many toys in bed, to which you responded, "They aren't toys. They are people and animals. They have feelings too, and they feel lonely and left out when they're just in the bin all night." I remember thinking this too, as a young girl, and I love how you keep the magic alive in your heart. We are working at channeling your creativity just a little, as you tend to get lost in your own thoughts. But when your creativity is focused, it is intense and inspiring!
You are smart, creative, artistic, and compassionate. You are talented, loving, and strong. You have many emerging strengths and characteristics which will serve you well in life. I couldn't be more honored or grateful for the privilege and opportunity of being your mother. You've taught me more in these past 7 years than I learned in the 23 years before your birth! It is a joy to know you, and a blessing to love you!
Age 7 (almost)