A few years ago God blessed our family with a beautiful baby girl. And today that baby girl turned 3. This is a post to my daughter, who I love more than words could ever express.
I will never forget the moment that I laid eyes on you....being in complete awe that I was a mama to a little girl. God is using you in so many beautiful ways, moving my heart daily....I love watching you grow and I cherish the bond that you and I share.
.....you love pink....alot
.....you play with your babies everyday
.....you have a shoe fetish
.....you love to sing
.....you like to chew gum
.....you give each of your brothers a kiss every night...and they love it
.....you get excited when we get together with other little girls
.....you love to fold laundry
.....you are very nurturing
.....you pray more than any other one of our lovies
.....you can be emotional
.....you tell me that I'm pretty all of the time
.....you gave up your nucky today...finally (no more pacifier at bedtime)
.....you cut the tip off of your nucky and threw it in the garbage
.....you cried hard....and I cried with you
.....you like to have your nails painted...pink of course
.....you love love love to be read to...and I love love love to read to you
.....you often end up in bed between Daddy and I
.....you enjoy going to Sunday School and church
.....you named one of your baby dolls "Noah"
.....you ask to "do school" like your big brothers
.....you are very loving and affectionate
.....you love to help me in the kitchen
.....you like to pick out your clothes and prefer little help with getting dressed
.....you have a wonderful imagination
.....you usually cry when I brush your hair
.....you want a baby sister
.....you love to play outside
.....you are quite a talker....always telling stories
.....your laugh is sweet
.....you love to be tickled
.....you love to talk on the phone
.....you love looking at photos....just like your mama
.....you are still a Daddy's girl
.....you always used to reply to "I love you" with "I love you too much"
.....you and Luke have a special bond...only being 15mos. apart
.....you often sit and pretend like you are reading a book
.....you still wear a bow or some kind of clip in your hair every day....we call it a "hair pretty"
.....you know what foods are healthy and which are not
.....you would never know you had two broken legs less than six months ago
.....you love Jesus
.....you run to the door every day when your Daddy comes home from work
.....you are a hugger and a snuggler...I love it!
.....you like to dance
.....you love it when Nate chases you
.....you love babies, always wanting to hold one that is near...you even still try to hold Luke!
.....you love to draw and are proud of your art
Lauren....you are loved more than you know. Not only from a family who adores you, but from a Heavenly Father who cares for you more deeply than any of us even realize. God has used you to strengthen my faith in many ways. Thank you for all of the times that you hold my hand and ask to pray with me.....in those moments it is hard to remember that you are only three.....I often well up with tears because of how you talk to God. Daddy and I are so thankful for you and we pray for you everyday sweet girl.
Happy Birthday Lauren
I Love You,