Tuesday, September 16, 2008

To My Dearest Michaela,


Wow...I can hardly believe that in less than 2 weeks, you will turn 3 years old!! For some reason, that makes me want to cry, a happy and sad cry that is. Happy because you continue to amaze me as you daily grow into a beautiful little girl, and sad because it is happening sooooo quickly. It feels like just yesterday we brought you home from the hospital, scared and nervous about how to be good parents for you. Everyone says how fast little ones grow, and I agree.

You are such a sweet girl who truly loves your family. I love your passion and excitement about life. It amazes me as to how much I learn from you every day...Thank you for that.

Here are a few of your favorite things in life right now:

Books...you continue to nurture your love of Books, which is great. I love when you point to a word and ask me, "Mommy, what does that say?" You will be reading in no time. I love watching Mommom read you books...she is my Favorite Reader of all time. You have such a great attention span.

Blocks...you must get this from your Daddy. You love to build Tall towers and also, Long roads for your cars to ride on. (your love of cars comes from your Pappy.)

Princesses...Your favorite now is Ariel, with Cinderella and Belle close behind. Always know that you ARE a PRINCESS.

Gymboree...Miss Lisa is your teacher and you LOVE her. You enjoy doing the Balance beam, back flips, the monkey bars, and the fun games. It is important to stay healthy by exercising...you are doing great. You just started your first Drop off class this Sept...You told me that I had to leave...you were ready to be a Big Girl. I had a harder time with this than you did, but I am glad it was this way. I never want to hold you back!

Singing...You love to sing and dance. The ABC's, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Barney, Jesus Loves Me, and Twinkle Twinkle are a few of your favorites. I love when we put on music at home with the 4 of us and we all dance, laugh, and have a great time. Your love of dancing comes from both Mommy and Daddy.

Friends...You love playing with your friends. Emma, Maddie, Danielle, and Autymn are the 4 girls that you get to hang out with the most. They are all good girls too. ALWAYS remember that your friends will influence you, so choose your friends wisely!! Also, remember that good friends are hard to find, so cherish them always.

I LOVE how you insist on telling Madelin Goodnight and giving her a kiss! You are our "Bigger Bit" and she is our "Little Bit." (We started calling Madie "Little Bit" and MJ said that she was our Bigger bit.)

You are so excited about getting "Bigger, Bigger, and Bigger." When you grow up, you want to be a Light Pink Super Hero. I know you will be SUPER in whatever you do and that as long as you keep God first in your life, He will use you to help others and make a difference!! It is a joy for me to watch you discover all of this.

Always know that I love you no matter what. You are my Blue Eyed Angel, Beautiful in every way.

With All my Love,

Mommy

3 comments:

Karen Patterson said...

Dear Melissa,
What a wonderful letter you've written to your first baby girl. She will cherish this later on. If you keep this up, you will have to supply us all with Kleenex! WAIT until your Mom reads this! I must say, Mom and Dad did fine job on you and Matthew, as well!

Love you,
Karen

rebecca said...

Hi Melissa. This is a very sweet letter to Michaela. I too can't believe how fast she is growing up. Michaela is such a beautiful little girl, both inside & out. You are such a wonderful mother and it shows through your two beautiful and smart girls.

Love,
Rebecca

Mom Mom said...

I have enjoyed these past three years with you MJ...I pray that God lets me live a long long life to have many more years with you and your sister and Mommy and Daddy. Guess I better throw Pappy and Uncle Matthew in too. I just love my family. Michaela you make me happy.
I love you,
Mom Mom