Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Preschool Graduate

It hit me out of left field. My baby girl. So much has changed for her over the past 2 years that she has been in preschool. She has grown up and matured in ways that I couldn't have ever imagined that she would have to. Her teacher showed a slideshow of pictures from this school year. And I couldn't stop the tears. Then the last song on the slideshow was "Let Them Be Little". It was almost more than I could take.

Alivia, I love the girl you are becoming. You make me so proud. As I stood there and watched you await your journal, I could see the pride all over your face. You were about to burst with joy. You were so confident and big as you announced that you wanted to be a "baby doctor" when you grow up. Please keep that confidence in your life as you continue to grow into the woman God created you to be. But, please, be little for as long as you can. I love you more than there are words. I am so proud to call you my daughter.
Love, Mommy


Monday, May 2, 2011


My mind doesn't even want to acknowledge that you are 2 years old today. The thought of you getting big is too much for my heart.
I just want you to know, Koleson, that you bring joy to our lives everyday. You are a gift to our family and you make us laugh more and love better. We treasure you and the pure sweetness you are to your mama.
We will always love you, Koli. We will always fight for your best, love you in your worst, and celebrate everything about how God made you. Chris, Addy, Brody and I are so grateful that our Lord saw it fit to knit our families so close together. You, little one, are nothing short of miraculous. We couldn't be more crazy about you.