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!
Your very proud mama!