Thursday, September 1, 2011

My Dear Girl....

Dear String Bean,
6th birthday

Yesterday marked 6 years of being a mommy.

Your mommy. I had no idea when I first saw a plus sign (well, 5 plus signs) what amazing joy and exhausting hurt would come from this title and position.
33 weeks along

In these 6 years you have taught me so much more than I have taught you...

Because of you, I've learned what it means to fully rely on someone.
Because of you, I've learned that I don't know it all - by a long shot.
Because of you, I started to comprehend how little sleep a person really needs to function.
You've forced me to learn how to schedule.
I am better woman, a better wife, a better daughter, a better friend - because of you.
4th birthday

I LOVE YOU my little String Bean. I am so sorry for the hurts you have borne because of me.
5th birthday

Your tender heart has been bruised by my careless words.
5th birthday

I am full of regret for believing the lie that I could "over-hold" you as an infant. I wish I could go back and re-do those days and nights where I just desperately wanted a minute to myself.

You have always been treasured and loved! 

From the very first shock of your existence to this very second.

Happy 6th birthday to a girl I am fortunate enough to call daughter.


Your Mama

Copyright 2011

1 comment:

  1. So love that girl! you are a good mommy and I love you too! I think we all have regrets, and would like to go back and redo. I am especially dependent on the Lord's intervention for my failings.


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