I can hardly believe it…
She is really 8!!
Lynnie, you are more than excited to be 8, and you should be! What a great time in your life (what a great time in ours!!). There are so many great things that lie before you, and we are excited and so thankful to be able to share in them with you.
As I went through all 468 pictures we took, of just you (and some with me), today, I kept saying prayers of thanks..
I am thankful for your spunky and silly personality..
I also cried, like, a lot.
For the obedient spirit you are.
For how many times you say um and like in one sentence.
For the love you show your sisters.
For how you want to sleep with them EVERY night.
That you are always making me laugh!
That you know just when I need a hug.
I am thankful to have been able to watch the transformation in you this last year, to see just what 8 does to a little girl like you. To see you learn and understand so many things. To see the excitement in your eyes when you learn something new, to see the satisfaction when you understand a new concept.
You are my helper.
(You also have your sloppy moments… but we get over them!)
You care about every ones feelings, you are such a good friend!
Your excitement for everything that happens in life makes us that much more excited.
I look back, and remember the days before your birth as we were preparing for your arrival. We were so excited (and a little sacred!), we couldn’t wait to meet you. When I watched your little body enter this world, I had never been so thankful. You have changed our lives.
You made me a mother.
I am so thankful to be able to hold you in my arms everyday, kiss your sweet face, and hug and squeeze you until you beg me to stop.
We can’t wait to see what else 8 has in store for you.
I love you Lynnie-lou!