Thursday, November 19, 2009

For the Record

This post would had been more fitting on November 13th, but at least I am marking it down and it is not a month later.

This post is for my Charlotte in honor of her second year and since we print the blog I wanted for her to have something to look back on.

This picture is a true depiction of my girl. She is full of life, on the move, never meets a stranger, and is a vivacious and quirky little thing. While still sometimes cautious, she is always looking for something to do and can find joy in very small things. She LOVES her daddy and especially loves her little brother and is a sweet and kind little soul - with just enough spunk mixed in.:)

I look at this picture and while it makes me laugh, it also makes me want to cry. She looks so grown here and it makes me ponder where the time has gone.

Charlotte, you are one of the best things that has happened to your old mommy. I will never forget the first time I saw you. I kept saying to your daddy over and over again, "She is beautiful." You are beautiful both inside and out and your daddy and I are so grateful that God gave you to us!

Your red hair was such a surprise. I envisioned that you would probably have dark hair (because I did) or lighter hair - because your dad did. You came here a true red head and while I know there will be a day where you wish you were a blonde or brunett (we all do it ladies - want a color that is not our own), your red locks are beautiful and they truly help make you who you are.

Thanks for brightening our lives and so many others. You are greatly loved by all of your family and I hope you will come to value the necessity and value that your family provides.

Your dad and I look forward to your growing up and all the things that come with that. I want you to know that no matter what, you are always truly and deeply loved by not only us, but God. You are a cherished spirit and have been given much. We are blessed to have you in our lives and as I tell you almost daily, you are my most favorite little girl in the whole wide world. I thank God that He gave you to me - my precious, sweet gift. I love you!


Kathryn Anne (Kate) said...

this made me cry. how sweet. You are a great mommy, Ali and Doug is such a good daddy! I am very proud to be Charlotte's Aunt.

auntiem4cabs said...

What an amazing mom you are. Seems today people have children and they are pushed off to daycare or a sitter or anyone available to live their own lives. But reading your blogs and just seeing all the love that you put into your children, your children are equally as blessed as you and Doug. Give yourself a little pat on the back. You are an awesome family. xo Mair