Thursday, April 12, 2012

Happy 3rd Birthday Jemima!

Dear Jemima,

  I remember the day I found out you were coming, my 25th Birthday.  My 25th Birthday, God gave me the best gift ever, He gave me you.  I cried myself to sleep that night, because I knew no matter what, you were just what we needed.  Things were very scary back then, with Liam being so sick still, but I had the feeling you were coming to fix it all.

Your big brother and sister were so happy!! They had been praying you would come and within a month of that, you were on the way!  They both gave you your name.  I pretty much had no say in it, but I'd say they did a fantastic job, Jemima suits you very well!

8 lbs 13 oz one scale read and the other 9 lbs 1 oz.  Didn't matter, you were beautiful and perfect. Your birth was by far my hardest, but when I think about all my births, yours is the one I always think about first.  Your birth did so much healing to my hurting heart.

Now you're 3 years old. 3!  In more ways than one, you seem so much older than you really are. You are so smart, it's unreal what you are able to do and understand.

I love your spirit.  You are so full of life and fun.  You always say "party like a rock star" and that's really how you are, you are the life in this party, and not a single one of us would be who we are today if it weren't for you.

You are an amazing person, it's been a real honor to be the one to get to watch you grow up, to see you growing, and just being with you every day.  Even though you are baby number 4, there is a huge place in my heart just for you, and you'll stay there forever.

One thing I ask, I know you're going to grow up (even though you've promised to be my baby forever), but I hope you keep your free self.  You are free as a bird, it's very hard to put into words what I mean... You march to the beat of your own drum, you don't take no for an answer (which CAN be annoying right now, but I know this is how you are wired), and you're just... free! You don't seem to care what people think and you are just happy being you.  You were born to lead, and you are going to make an amazingly good leader one day.  You know what you want and you go for it with all your heart. Just 3 and I can see all of this. Don't change little one, you are amazing.  I love you forever.  Even when you're 30 you'll still be my little Stinky!

Love Always,