Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Sunshine in December....

Dear Presley~

You are growing so much and just can't even begin to tell you how special you are. When I see your little shining face in the mornings, it makes my heart melt. I hear your little footsteps coming through the kitchen, just as I am starting my early morning quiet time. I smile when I hear you coming. I know it won't always be like this. One day you will want to sleep late and I will have to beg you to get up and get dressed. But, for now...I cherish our mornings together. It is nice to have a little company at 5:30 in the morning.

My heart aches to watch you literally hurts. This morning your Daddy and I took you and Joseph to Chick-fil-a very early to eat breakfast and celebrate your birthday. (one of our little traditions) :) You and your brother wanted to ride with Daddy, so of course I obliged. As I was driving to the restaurant, tears flooded my eyes.  My mind went back to the cold December Wednesday that you were born. I will never ever forget seeing you for the very first time. You looked just as I imagined. Blond, blond hair and the bluest eyes. An angel...our December angel.

So, today is a very mixed emotions kind of day for your Mommy. I love celebrating with you, but I do not love the "growing up" part. You will understand this feeling when you have children. Your heart will no longer belong to you. Your heart will be in the palm of your children's hands. Trust me on this one.

As always, here is your little list of things that you have done this year as a 5 year old...

~started Kindergarten!
~started eating celery..and loved it! yay!
~met your best friend..Haylee Mayzurk
~took your first plane ride to Yellowstone this Fall
~started reading!
~learned to play checkers...your favorite game.
~saw real live bears when we went to Yellowstone!
~started taking gymnastics
~continued to be a rock star in soccer!
~got your very first big American Girl doll
~you still love to draw, color, and anything artsy and crafty
~your favorite thing to do when you get home from school is to play school in your room
~you love reading to your make-believe class room. :)
~you still love to help mommy cook
~we read a book every night together in Mommy's bed and every morning on the couch...just the two of us.
~you have learned 10 bible verses! so proud of you!
~your favorite restaurant is Chili's...still. (same as mine!)
~you call December your "lucky month!" ( i think we are the lucky ones, angel.)

Polar Express--2010

I look forward to what this year holds for you, sweet girl. You are our little sunshine and we are over the moon to have been chosen by God to be your Mommy and Daddy. We don't take this calling lightly. We cherish it and pray that God will guide us as we raise our sweet babies. Happy 6th Birthday, darling

blessed beyond measure,


..just a few of my favorite pics:


Sweet Inlow's said...

I love this Jill. Oh my goodness the pure joy of having a daughter. Even @ 2 1/2, I thoroughly enjoy hanging out with Jenna...I can't imagine the fun when she is 6! :-)

Anonymous said...

I've been right there with you through so much of what you wrote, I lived those same emotions when raising you and Angie, and get to experience it all over again as I watch our grandchildren experience life trials, and joys. I was a very serious MOM when raising you, maybe too much, but I loved and still love every moment of it. Presley's is the prettiest 6 year old we know. Keep up the charm "Peanut"