Monday, August 8, 2011

Molly turns 4!

Dear Molly,
Today you turned 4 years old, and that makes mommy feel old.  I remember when you were born like it was yesterday.  I remember all the sounds, smells, feeling of anxiety mixed in with excitement, and just plain not knowing what it was going to be like to be a mom to this little person I held in my arms.   

Over the last 4 years we have been through a lot Miss Molly.  I am still learning to be a mom every single day, so thank you for constantly extending me grace and mercy when I mess up.  You are the sweetest little girl that I have ever met and I know I am not being biased, okay, maybe just a little.  You have a precious heart and you genuinely love people.  You have never met a stranger and you are not afraid to hug anyone.  Which scares mommy just a little, but I know your hugs can brighten anyone's day up, so I am willing to share that with others.  You are a natural comforter and you extend such empathy at a young age.

Every day is an adventure with you, and I love being able to see you grow, learn, and gain self confidence.  You are starting school this Fall which makes me feel all the things I felt when you were born.  I know your sensitive little heart is going to get broke when someone doesn't want to play with you and that makes me so sad.  But I also know this is part of the growing up process.  I will feel the same when you are 16 and some boy breaks your heart.

For now I will enjoy and tear up at your precious prayers every night, your silly faces and constant questions.  Although some days you wear me out, I would never trade a single moment with you for anything.  Thank you for being so sweet and loving.  I can't wait to see your relationship grow with your sister, and your friends over the years.  I also want to do whatever I possibly can to foster a relationship between you and God.  I want to lead by example and teach you things it has taken me 20 years to figure out.  Your daddy and I are so very proud of you and we love you with all of our hearts.  Until next year, keep it simple and sassy Miss Molly! 
Love,
Your very proud mama!

5 comments:

Kristin said...

That was so beautiful, Kate! Molly is so precious and I hope that she had a great 4th birthday today!

Alison said...

Happy 4th Birthday to sweet Molly!!!

Jenilee said...

Happy Birthday little Molly!

Holly said...

Happy Birthday Molly! I can't believe you are 4! You are growing so fast!

September said...

hope Miss Molly had a Happy Birthday! Be sure to print your post off and save it for her to read some day!
Love and Blessings to you ministering as a family!