Monday, August 10, 2009

2 Years and 2 Days


This is my tribute post to Molly and her 2nd Birthday...

Dear Miss Molly,
You have been here for 2 years and 2 days now, and I still feel like you were born yesterday. Time sure flies when you are having fun, or with a small child. I have learned a lot in these past 2 years, and you have taught it all to me. I have learned that motherhood is one of the most humbling things a woman can do. Just when I think I have it all together, something happens to prove me wrong. And just when I think I can't finish the day, your smile always seems to give me a little boost.

You have taught me more about God and His love for us. I now have more respect you could say for God giving His one and only Son to die for us. Because if that was me, we all would still be unsaved. I now know what unconditional love means, and you taught me that.

You have changed my life forever. Your presence is undoubtedly the best thing about my day, everyday. I was once told you would never be, and I cried many tears for you. But God knew you would be, and He was the one who ultimately gave you to me.

I want you to know that you are loved. Pretty much anyone who meets you loves you instantly. No one can resist your blond curls or pretty blue eyes. You are a charmer and a lover. You are not selective on who you hug or kiss, even if it's the 14 year old bag boy at the grocery store. You love everyone and have a passion to comfort the crying babies in the nursery at church. I hope you never lose your love, and I can't wait to see how you will show it to others when you get older.

I hope you can see how much Mommy loves Jesus, and I hope you love him someday too. I pray that you choose to live a life that blesses His name, and brings honor to God.

I know you are not mine, you belong to God. I feel honored and humbled that He would entrust your life to me. Molly Ann, Mommy loves you more than you will ever know. Happy 2nd Birthday!

Love,
Mommy

11 comments:

Kristin said...

That is beautiful Kate! I love to read about a Mother's Love for her child....there's nothing more special or precious than that! Have a great week!

Verna said...

Kate, that was beautiful, enjoy her while she is young. They seem to grow up way too fast!

Mom Putnam said...

Kate-That was so beautiful and cant wait to see the both of you someday. Motherhood is the greatest thing there is, and I agree with you 100% on the unconditional love, not sure i could do it either,

Myra said...

This is so incredibly precious! I'm so blessed to have found your blog. I hope you have a wonderful day!!

April said...

Oh kate - she must have such a big heart! How sweet to write that for her. Print it and stick it in her baby book!! So cute

Lyr said...

I came across you blog and started to cry when I read this post. Being a mommy is such an amazing gift and it’s such a blessing to be able to watch our children grow up before us. On my son’s first birthday I wrote something on my blog to him, and a friend commented and told me to read it over him. I think you should do the same; speak this love over your daughter so it gets into her spirit.

She is blessed to have a mommy like you! Love reading your blog… you have me hooked as a follower! ;)

Molly's Grandma said...

What a beautiful letter. I believe that part of Molly's gift of loving other people is because she has a mommy who gives so freely of herself. I pray that you will enjoy each and every day of Molly's life and that you will count it all JOY! I know that I can truly say I have always, always, always, loved being your and Andy's mom.

Holly said...

A beautiful letter to Molly. It made me cry. :')

Elissa said...

This is so sweet Kate. It's such an honor to know your family and work alongside of you guys. It's true- everyone loves Molly.

It's such a privilege to see her grow up and I'm so excited to see what God will do with her and through her life and the way she cares for other people.
- Elissa

Veronica said...

Kate...I'm sorry I missed this post!
What a beautiful tribute to Molly!!!

Becca said...

Such a beautiful letter to your daughter! The tears were very close to flowing! She will certainly cherish this!