Thursday, June 30, 2011


Time to do a little blog catching up. I am wondering with the fullness of these days if the blog will become mostly pictures for lack of time. Time to write will ebb and flow and that's just fine because it's summer and there is a whole lot of summer stuff to be done and four little people to do it with. Not to mention, stringing together coherent thoughts is trickier with lack of sleep and crazy hormones. If a few things get recorded, that's better than none and speaking of recording things,there is a certain little lady that turned six last week. You know, I always have to give a little tribute to my loves on their birthday.
To my little woman,
You are six and we are turning a new corner. This has been an amazing year. I have loved being home with my girls. I've loved being your teacher and watching you begin to sound out words and write. You loved watching my tummy grow and you act like a little mama to Harper. He knows your face and you comfort him well when he's sad. I'm proud of your nurturing spirit. You will be going to school this year and I'm going to miss you like crazy. You are a mama's girl. You don't want to leave my side and you are shy with people you don't know. But I know you will grow in so many ways. You love art, music and dancing. You are a creative soul. You are really afraid of storms, wind and clouds after we had some severe storms around here. We have memorized scripture, sung songs, roared back at thunder and studied the science of it, but still you're afraid, little one. We are trying to help navigate you through it but fear is hard and all of us struggle with it at times. The other day I was gardening in the rain and you came out to help me. You are getting braver everyday. Your current career aspiration is to be a ballet teacher. You love baking,reading, drawing rainbows, cities, bunnies and butterflies. Ella Bella, you are a delight in my days. My heart remembers days like this andthis and man, I wish it would just slow down.
May you stay your heart always on our God. May you always know your worth in his sight, my precious daughter. May you be bold and courageous in your faith. Know that wherever your journey takes you, my love will follow you. Happy six, baby.