Saturday, October 22, 2016

A Letter to My Daughter

My Sweet Abby Joy,

This has been quite a year for you!  You finished pre-k, started kindergarten, and grew up so much!  I can't believe you are 6.  But then again, you're as sassy as a teenager!  As we've said, you are 6 going on 16!  You've certainly got the eye roll down.

I love your personality--every single sassy ounce of it!  You say some of the funniest things!  But I love your character even more.  You are such a helpful girl.  You love to help me make dinner, clean the house, and put laundry away!  Just the other day, Caleb found you cleaning the bathroom with Lysol Wipes just to make your family happy!  When you do get yourself in trouble, you are so remorseful and sad that you made us upset.  You have such a sweet heart, which is evident in the way you love babies, animals, and your family!

It has been another year of lots of medical stuff.  You've had 4 surgeries in the last year.  One major surgery didn't work and had to be corrected with another major surgery.  Then, you had a severe infection that landed you back in the hospital just a few weeks ago.  But you know what?  Through it all, you have shown just how brave and resilient you are.  You are such a tough girl and you look for the good in everything.  Even though you're in the hospital, you love music therapy, crafts, and the play room.  You'll find the fun no matter what!

This past year, you have developed a love for food!  We have been thrilled with how much you are eating and how much you are actually enjoying it!  Some other things you love are My Little Pony, Calico Critters, Legos, crafts, and animals.  At this point, you are saying you want to be a veterinarian.  We'll see if that pans out!

We love you Abby, and we are so thankful for your life.  You are created for a purpose, and that purpose is becoming more and more evident with each passing year.  You are a world changer!  Happy 6th birthday, sweet girl!

Love,
Momma

1 comment:

Raelyn said...

Julie....
"You are created for a purpose, and that purpose is becoming more and more evident with each passing year. You are a world changer!" I somehow needed to read those words this morning.... ;)
Happy, happy, happy birthday, Abby!! Here's to many, many, many more!! {Better late than never.... Right?!} ;-D
"Stay hard, stay hungry, stay alive", Raelyn