Saturday, May 24, 2008

One Month

My big-blue-eyed beauty being silly!!!

Gracie Ann,

I can't believe that you have been in the world for one whole month!! It seems like just yesterday you were just a dream. I dreamed about how you would look and what you would be like. I worried. I worried about you making it into the world safely and being strong. I wondered. I wondered if God had equipped me with all the tools that I needed to be a great mom to you. I prayed. I prayed that you would have a love of God that would pour out of you onto others and that you would find His distinct purpose for your life.

We have spent the last month learning you. We have studied your face, fingers, and toes. We have breathed you in to memorize your sweet smell. We have listened carefully to every sound and cry to try and figure out what it is you are telling us. I still feel like I have a lot to learn so I apologize if I don't get it just right the first time.

We have quickly discovered your likes and dislikes as we strive to make your world a lovely place. This is what we know about you so far baby girl.
1. You love to listen to the sound of rain and rushing water. You loved this in my belly too and it made you dance in mama's tummy, but now it relaxes you. One of your favorite places to sleep is in your pink Boppy chair in the bathroom with the sun shining on you through the big window while listening to the sound of mama's big bathtub.
2. You are strong willed.
3. You have a big personality!
4. You are a daddy's girl.
5. You like to snuggle up in the crook of mommy's neck and curl your legs up on me like a frog.
6. You are a child of routine.
7. You kick your legs when you are mad.
8. You are a very social baby. You love people and you have never cried in public.
9. You love to soak in the world.
10. You are musical.

I hope you know how much we love you. I hope that you feel safe when you are home. I hope that we can show you how to love others and be your own person. I hope that we can show you what it means to have a love for God that defines who you are so you don't have to go searching. I hope that we can give you a security that allows you to be independent and adventurous later in life. I hope that you can love those who hurt you. I hope that you are strong enough to stand up for what you believe in and not be swayed. I hope that you take the best parts of each of us. I hope that we are everything that you need us to be.

I promise that we will be there to cheer on your every milestone. I promise that we will make you laugh. I promise that when you get your heart broken we will feel it too and love you through it. I promise that we will always be your home.

It is only the beginning sweet baby girl and we are walking this road together. I can't wait to see what is in store for your life. You are already great! I love you!

Love,
Mama

3 comments:

Jamie Mullins said...

You are such a great mom!! I hope that you will print these posts for her to read in the future. She is such a pretty girl and I can't wait to see her again soon! BTW, the bow looks ADORABLE on her!!

Jessica Rolf said...

Miss Gracie is a lucky girl to have such a loving mamma!

mylittlelovebug said...

Your baby girl is SO precious and your blog is so cute!! Congrats Again!
love
jodi