There are so many things I adore about you and this stage you are in that I don’t know where to start. I guess I’ll start with the obvious things. I love your dimpled smile, which we’ve taught you is an extra special smile made by God. When you get excited, your face lights up and it makes my heart sigh. You are beautiful and I often tell you that in random moments because it always amazes me. I also love your enthusiasm. Whatever you are excited about, you tell me about in a fast paced, some times unable to get it out, kind of rush of words. You also have a great imagination and can make up an entire pretend world. A special song for us has been “all I want is you, will you stay with me, take me by the hand and stand by my side” and whenever we hear it we stop what we are doing and dance!Your most favorite thing to do is art. YOU LOVE to color , create and draw and will spend most of your free play doing that. I think you may just have a special gift with art too, I can’t wait to see what God will do with it.
You also have continued to have a big heart full of compassion. You really care for people, even ones you don’t know. Along with your caring heart, and maybe the reason for it, you sincerely have grown to love Jesus. And on January 19th 2014 you sat in Daddy’s office with us and prayed to ask Jesus into your heart and promised to follow him all of your life. I cried happy happy tears and told you that I’d been praying for that moment since I first knew you were growing in my belly. This is the most important decision you will ever make. Daddy and I will always do whatever we can to teach you to follow Him. I often hear you singing made-up worship songs that loosely resembler one you’ve heard before. You add your own words to them and sing them throughout the day. I love seeing God captivate your heart. Recently, you received some money and out of the blue you told me you were saving it for something special. You told me you were saving it to buy a Bible and give it someone who doesn’t have one. Just last night we thought about sending it the Ms. Amanda’s kids in the orphanage in Tanzania.
Thankfully, you get dressed easier than you did a year or so ago and you have become less opinionated about your wardrobe. Which I should mention is ridiculously cute as it is still supplied by your generous Aunt Nancy (Fancy Aunt Nancy.) You do like to dress up and be “girlie” but you are ok with sneakers now too. You are very independent as far as taking care of your self, and learning to “have good responsibility.” We often encourage you to take care of your things, clean up after yourself and show love by being helpful around the house. This is sometimes a struggle as you don’t really like to take the time to do some of that. You often like to move from one thing to the next quickly. So quickly in fact that you are notorious for spilling, breaking, bumping, all kinds of things in your path. We give you lots of grace, but it does seem to be an issue, especially if there is a cup of liquid within 5 feet of you.
You are smart! Just know you pointed out an “antagonist” on the Wild Kratts show. You have done really well in pre-k over this past year and are sounding out words and adding all the time. You have started reading a few sight word books and are soaking up everything we say. You have a crazy good memory and I think you may be an auditorial learner like your Daddy.
I am excited to watch you blossom even more as you start your adventure if elementary school in the fall at providence Christian school. I am praying that our homeschool days are fun yet productive and your classroom days are social and challenging. You are a little worried about going into kindergarten as you’ve gotten a lot of warnings about the demands of it from your preschool teachers, but, I think you’ll love it and adjust well- as always!.
I love you! Momma