Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday Zoelle

Dear Zoelle,

Happy Birthday baby! You have been counting down this day now for months. I, on the other hand, have been wishing each day could go a little slower. I keep teasing you that perhaps you should just stay three forever! I mean wasn't it just yesterday that I was writing you a three year old birthday letter? And the day before that, wasn't I just pregnant with you??

You are our first. Our first girl. Our first child. Our first love as a mom and dad. You are the little girl who stole my heart 4 years ago on this day. After you were born, my world changed. I loved more. I laughed louder. I cried harder.

All because of you.

You are amazing! At four you can write your letters, spell many words, read, add and subtract, speak in Spanish, and use American Sign Language to communicate as well. You are smart my dear little one. You want an explanation for everything. How or why things work the way they do. Why a word is spelled that way. Or even why the sky is blue!

Spirited is still the very best word to describe you! Some days that is hard. But it is on those days I remind myself of all that God has for you. That spirit is going to be incredible for His work one day my dear Z. Your sensitive heart for others will bring compassion to someone just when they need it. I am proud of that spirit. Proud of you.

Yes, I will cry today, just like you told me I would. I will cry lots as you get older baby girl because I wish I could keep you in my arms forever. However, I have joy through the tears because I am proud to call you mine. Proud of the little girl that you are becoming.

I love you Zoelle Grace! Happy 4th Birthday!!

P.S. You still have the most beautiful blue eyes I have ever seen!!


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