Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Happy 9th Birthday to "M"

Dear "M",

I can't believe you are 9 years old today! Nine just sounds so old! I can still remember being pregnant with you in my tummy like it was yesterday. I loved knowing you were inside me and feeling you kick around (except at 2 in the morning!). I loved trying to guess if you were going to be a girl or a boy. I loved imagining what you were going to look like.

After you were born, hearing your first cry was the most beautiful sound I could have ever heard. I was in awe of such a miracle taking place. God blessed your Daddy and me that day with the most amazing, precious little baby girl. And now look at you - you are nine years old! Time has passed so quickly. It makes me a little sad but at the same time I relish every moment of watching you grow up.

Your sweet, cheerful, kind, thoughtful and fun-loving spirit is such a blessing to me and everyone around you. I thank God that He placed you in my life and I pray that He will continue to grow you spiritually. I pray that you always put Him first in your life and others second. I pray that you will rely on Him through all your trials and difficulties - through the good times and bad. May God continue to work through you to serve others and to help accomplish His will.

Love you, sweet girl, and know that I am always here for you. There is nothing you could ever do that would keep me from loving you. Happy 9th Birthday ;-)

Love, Mom


Keri said...

What a fun slide show, and touching letter to M. Please give her our Happy Birthday Wishes!!

Leslie said...

That is so sweet. Happy Birthday M!

Steph said...

what a sweet sweet letter. i know you are so proud of her, you are an amazing mommy!!