Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A letter to my girlie...


My dearest Rosie,

At 10:57 pm, one year ago today, all 6 pounds 9 ounces of you entered my world and it has never been the same.  From the moment I saw you, I was in love.  From your full little lips to your feeble cry, you won me over.  That feeble little cry ended up giving your mommy and daddy quite a scare.  I have to admit, birthing you was nothing compared to the horrifying feeling as they swept you from our arms and took you away.  I will never forget the empty feeling I experienced at the sight of them wheeling you out of my hospital room that night. 

When Daddy and I were able to see you the next morning, I really got to get a good look and I was enamored.  You were amazing.  Your little toes were little miniatures of mine and your sweet little face was already beginning to resemble your daddy.  I knew you were a fighter and, although it was so hard to see you hurting, I knew in my heart that God was taking care of you and that you would be home soon.  Not to say there weren't a few tears shed along the way:)

It has been amazing watching you grow into such a beautiful little person, inside and out.  I still can't get over how, with just a little smile, you light up a room.  Your laugh is like music to my ears and your cry isn't too bad either:)  You really have a sense of humor all your own!  I never dreamed a person that knows only like 3 words could make me laugh so hard, but you have definitely succeeded.  You are a hoot! 

This passed year, you weren't the only one growing.    Being your mama has helped me to mature in so many ways.  I pray every day that I can be the best role model and guide for you.  I pray that the love that daddy and I share will be so evident to you and that you will always feel stability in our home.  I pray that you will grow up to be tender-hearted, compassionate to those less fortunate and have a Godly heart.  I pray that Heaven will always be your ultimate goal and that we will all be there together when Jesus comes.

So anyway, I just wanted to write you this and tell you that I love you!  There's nothing that you could do to change that.  You're my girl and always will be.  Happy First Birthday, Monroe.  I can't wait for all of the other birthdays, all of the other memories...everything!   

Love you,

Mommy 


5 comments:

Kate said...

Awe, so sweet, just makes me all the more excited to meet my little girl.

Mellie said...

Steph,

This letter is so sweet. I hope Monroe looks back at this and sees what a wonderful mommy she has and how much she is loved.

Mellie

Melissa said...

Beautiful. She's a lucky little girl to have you as her Mommy.

Mrs. Adrienne Griffin said...
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Mrs. Adrienne Griffin said...

Brought me to tears! So many of your words mirror my own feelings.... there is nothing like a mother's love! God is so good to give us a glimpse of his great love for us! Puts so much into perspective! xo