To my precious baby girl, Josie Lynn,
Your daddy and I love you more than you will ever know. We didn’t know how incomplete we were without you here; how you’ve changed our lives.
We pray you always have eyes to see the good in others, a heart that loves like Jesus, hands that are quick to help, and feet that run to the friend-less. I have no doubt you will have the kindest heart, and a child-like faith all your days. You are the sweetest bundle of joy and I pray daily that you would have a sensitive heart to the world around you.
Baby girl, as I sit here rocking you to sleep and looking into your sweet little face, I realize how fast time has already gone. I’ve loved you earth side for over one hundred days. And while that really may not seem like a long time, I think about how much you’ve already changed and grown. You don’t sleep nearly as much as you did when you were a newborn, you smile so much now, and we have gone through so many baby clothes. And while I love seeing your little personality develop, I can’t help but want you to be my baby forever. It’s true that some days it wears on me sitting on the couch feeding you all day. And yet, there are times I wish I could just set you down and complete a much needed ‘to-do’ list. But then I look at your face and realize that I don’t want to miss this time with you. If you need constant holding and frequent feeding, then I need you to know that I’m here for you.
I pray for arms that never get tired of holding, feet that never get tired of rocking, and lips that never get tired of kissing. Because, baby girl, even on the hardest of days, I love being your mama. It is what I was made to do. I pray that I never forget how little you are. How good you smell, how silky smooth your little curls are. How you stare at me nursing and grip my fingers while you fall asleep. These are the sweetest moments I want to hold onto. I love you more than you will ever know.