Thursday, May 07, 2009

Thoughts for my three year old

Dear Lindy~

As you've been napping this afternoon, I've been thinking about how blessed I am to be your mommy. I am sad that there is only one more sleep until you turn four, yet I know you couldn't be more excited.

That's you my sweet girl. Pure excitement and joy. Your infectious belly laugh keeps me in stitches and sometimes it makes it hard to correct and discipline you because you are so goofy and crack me up. Your personality lights up a room and you bring cheer everywhere you go. You are love and happiness and you make me so proud.

There are so many things I love about you. I love your honesty, I love that you are kind and have a tender and compassionate heart, I love that you are giving, and I love your nurturing spirit. I love that you don't hold grudges. I pray you will never lose these wonderful qualities.

I know you don't understand why it is hard for me to see you grow up. It is hard to explain. Lately, it almost feels like I've been working myself out of a job. It is kind of silly but it is a mom thing. You grew a little bit and now can get up and down off the toilet ALL by yourself. You get dressed on your own and even try to put yourself to bed without my help. There are so many things you can do and that is wonderful! I know you still need me, though. I look around and see all the messes and handprints everywhere and complain about it but when I look at those little handprints I know they won't always be there and that makes me kind of sad. They represent your childhood and that is going so, so fast.
Sweet girl, since the moment you were placed into my arms I've wanted to protect you from every bump, bruise, cut, scrape, hurtful word, mean person, shattered dream, and broken heart. In this topsy, turvy, mixed up world, I know I won't always be able to do that. However, I want you to know the answer to the question you often ask, will always be, "yes, Lindy, I will ALWAYS love you."

I love you~


The West's said...

sniff sniff, pass the kleenex please... very sweet words Lisa

quilt'n mama said...

Happy Almost Birthday Lindy!
I'm with you about little ones growing up, it's happening so fast! What a beautiful letter to your sweet girl!

Kara said...

i needed a happy cry today! :)

Jaime said...

WE were thinking of her today. I told Beck it was her b-day and he mentioned it several times today. I really intended to call her, but have been trying to catch up since we got back last night!! Hope she has a great #4!

sara said...

Oh, Lisa, what a beautiful letter to your growing daughter!!

And the precious pictures! I see material for her high school graduation video? wedding video?? LOL!!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday Lindy! What a special mommy you have and what a beautiful little girl you are (inside and out!) It is so hard to watch them grow. But it also brings about such joy...bittersweet. Enjoy this the year of four!


DiJo said...

You are an INCREDIBLE Mother, Lisa!!!!!

Thank you for sharing your beautiful post here!