This weekend, my baby girl is 6 years old.
I have gushed about her many times before, but I still never feel like I have even scratched the surface in describing of the depth of love John and I have for our girl. She is the one who made me a mommy, and has given me more joy and more laughs than I could have imagined. And now, we are moving into the next phase… the big girl phase… the borrowing my lip gloss and copying the way I walk and talk phase. What we love most, is seeing the little person that she has become. She is kind, compassionate, empathetic towards others, sweet and perfectly innocent.
And we just can’t get enough of her.
Sweet girl, your dad and I are completely in love with you, and fall in love more and more each passing year. A little part of our heart breaks when we see you getting older and independent, but we are so excited for all of the big moments in your life that are yet to come. When you were a baby, I couldn’t wait for you to get old enough to talk and laugh with- but now that you are such a big girl, my heart longs for the days when I used to sit and hold you in my lap for hours. So instead, I will just enjoy each day with you. Be in in the moment with you. I don’t ever want to rush you into anything, because these past 6 years have gone by way too fast for me, and I want everything to just slow down.
It dawned on me as I was taking these pictures, that this will most likely be the last birthday photo shoot I do with her, where she still has her teeny tiny baby teeth. I’m sure the tooth fairy is going to start making appearances in our house any day now. So I will cherish these images that I have of her in her “little girl” phase….. I just love those cute baby teeth!
Happy birthday baby girl.
We love you more than it is possible to express. And we thank God every day that He has entrusted us with you.
You. Are. Remarkable.