Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Letter to My Daughter

My Sweet Abby Joy,

FOUR years old!  Wow!!  Where has the time gone?!  I still remember the day we brought you home from the hospital like it was yesterday.  We were so very thankful...and scared to death!!



You have changed from that tiny, frail little baby to a vivacious, energetic preschooler!  A lover of Frozen, princesses, Chloe, and your family (especially your momma!), your zest for life is so evident.


  Your laugh is contagious--your big belly laugh is my favorite!  I can usually get you to break out with it when I tickle your trach hole!

I love watching you when you are playing with Caleb.  Your love for each other is so pure and beautiful.  Your face lights up when you see him.



Abs, you're facing a lot right now.  You'll be having surgery #8 in two weeks, and then at least 2 more by the end of the summer.  I know these are hard on you, but through it all you stay so positive and upbeat.  You are such an inspiration, Ladybug.



As you grow, I truly hope that you recognize the importance of your scars and aren't ashamed of them.  You see, every scar tells a story--a story of God's faithfulness.  He has been with us every step of the way:  through every surgery, through every appointment, through every hard day, through every celebration.  Your scars will allow you to tell others about everything God has done in your life.  Make the most of those opportunities!


I love you, Abby. You are one incredible little girl and I am proud to be your Momma.

Love,
Mommy-o :)



2 comments:

Darryl said...

Beautiful letter! Happy Birthday, Abby Joy! Paw Paw loves you!

Raelyn said...

Julie....
"As you grow, I truly hope that you recognize the importance of your scars and aren't ashamed of them. You see, every scar tells a story--a story of God's faithfulness. He has been with us every step of the way: through every surgery, through every appointment, through every hard day, through every celebration. Your scars will allow you to tell others about everything God has done in your life. Make the most of those opportunities!" Very good. Very. very, very good!! ;)
Happy, happy, happy birthday, Abby!! Here's to many, many, many more!! ;-D
Love you later, Raelyn