Posted by: Amanda | July 3, 2008

To the Girl, on the occasion of her 9th Birthday

My sweet, sweet girl –

Joy of my life, richness of all the unique wonder God made you to be, Happy Birthday.  Nine years ago, I today I was praying over your life as it began.  God in all his wonder blessed us all with you.  The time has flown so.  I relish every moment of you.  The tiny you laid upon my shoulder.  The feet kicking infant you were.  The joyful toddler, the inquisitive preschooler, the articulate gradeschooler.  My Girl.

As you went to sleep on the last night of being 8, I held you in my arms and told you so many things I love about the uniqueness of you.  And you are, you know.  Unique.  So unique.  I love you.  My Girl.

What will 9 hold for my girl?  Will you remain the funky, sporty girl with a penchant for shoes?  Will this summer see you grow inches?  Will learning an instrument, or joining your first team sport challenge and change you?  Will 9 see the spurt of self sufficient independence we saw a glimmer of at Diving Camp?  Will fourth grade be hard, or will it all finally “click” for you?  Will your gaggle of girlfriends remain the “drama queens” with daily soap opera worthy stories?  Or will you find a few good trustworthy friends?

Somethings I know will not change as you move from 8 to 9.  Those things that are the core of who you are.  Your good and kind heart that tunes into when others are hurting and you want to give a hug to make it better.  You are such a loving little girl.  Your love of outdoors and gross motor activities.  Your funny sense of humor that loves the quirky things in life.  Your hugs!  Since you were a toddler, you have given the best hugs!  Your indelible thirst for understanding language.  You have always been verbally acute, but recently you pick up on phrases and

 

concepts and are constantly asking what they mean.  You see nuance everywhere and want to understand it.

I love how we can talk about anything, how we are close.  I want that always for us, that you can say anything and know I will love you always.

 

 I know the next decade will be harder for us both, as you grow and stretch and separate.  But I have such confidence in you.  You are strong, and smart, and fun (Fisher Girls!)  You love God and know to seek him in all your ways.  You will do well in each step this next year takes you.  Know that Daddy and I are here, always cheering you on – waiting to help in anyway we can – and taking joy in sharing your life.  

You are My Girl 😉

 

 

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  1. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THAT PRECIOUS GIRL!!!!! TELL HER THE TEXAS FAMILY WISHES HER ALL THE BEST ON HER BIG DAY!!! WELCOME TO THE LAST SINGLE DIGIT BIRTHDAY!

  2. I am sorry for being so behind on things here…happy belated birthday to your sweet girl!


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