To my darling Genevieve,
Today marks three years since you entered our lives… 36 months, 1,095 days. Was there life before you? I have never known so much love, joy, beauty and laughter. You are such a special gift and we are so grateful that God has blessed us with you.
Since you were a little baby you have been so full of life and spunk. Even the doctor called you a wild one! Every day you make daddy and me laugh with all of your antics. You love to act silly and make us laugh. Daddy and I are always talking about all of the funny things you do and say. Every day there is something! Sometimes you make us laugh when we shouldn’t be though. It can be hard not to let you get away with things sometimes because you are so cute. (and you know it!)
My heart is so filled with love for you Genevieve. I feel like I can’t hug and kiss you enough. I can remember being pregnant with you, wondering what you would be like and what you would look like. You are more beautiful inside and out than I could have ever imagined you would be. You are strong and bold, but you are also sensitive and kind. I have especially seen how tender you can be when you interact with your sister. You hug and kiss her all the time. You hold her so sweetly. If you see a little something on her face, you gently wipe it away. You get her toys to play with and you love to be near to her. I hope that you are always so loving to her. I hope that you two will grow up to be best friends. She is so blessed to have you as her sister.
Genevieve, sometimes it feels scary to be your mom. You are so precious to me and I never want to disappoint you, although I know I will. I just cannot believe that God has entrusted me with your care. I just want the very best for you. Most of all, I want you to know how loved you are, first and foremost by God. You are His beautiful masterpiece. I hope that you will truly understand that truth, that you will know deep within that He lovingly created you and knit you together in my womb. What a miraculous work that occurred inside of me! Oh, Genevieve, who can love you more than the One who made you with His own hands. I pray each day that you will know that deep and intimate love of the Father, that you will allow it to permeate every part of your life and that He will be your first love, always.
I also want you to know how deeply loved you are by daddy and me. I pray each day that God would give me the grace that I need to be good mom to you, to nurture your tender spirit, to teach you and to guide you. I feel totally inadequate for this job, but I pray that wherever I lack that God would make up the difference.
So happy birthday to my amazing, beautiful three year old! These have been the very best three years of my life and it is with excitement and anticipation that I look forward to the wonderful years ahead that we will share together. Just try to slow down though. They are going too fast.
Love always and forever,