Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Birthday Addilyn Joy!

Happy birthday, big girl! I love your laugh, your zest for life, your need to move. I love that you want to be a donut on Halloween and have a rainbow birthday party, your drummer has a beat all it's own and I can't wait to see where it leads you as you grow. Your eyes have a sparkle, both joyous and mischievous. You keep me on my toes, are always ready to snuggle or get in a tickle fight.

You have an uncanny ability to trash clothing, spill milk, run into objects and make everyone in a room smile. With a dialect all your own, you love to chat as you help me in the kitchen or follow me as I straighten up. Content to play quietly by yourself or follow Eliana's lead in a game of pretend, you do such a good job watching out for your little sister.

I am so pleased with the little girl you are becoming, God is going to do such cool things with your life. I count my blessings for every day I get to spend as your mommy, watching your zest and spice for life reminds me to fully live in the moment. You warm my heart every time you hug and kiss my belly, so excited to meet your brother. I am so glad you are ours to raise. Happy birthday, Sunshine.

Love, Mommy


Jennifer McHam said...

Ok now I'm crying. You are such a sweet mommy.

Denise said...

Gretchen, I hope that you are saving a "hard copy" of these birthday blessings to the girls. All of you will so love looking back on them in years to come. May Addilyn be a woman of God, used mightily by Him to proclaim His Word through her deeds and through her words.

Sarah said...

Can't believe she is already 4!

You capture her unique personality beautifully. I predict she will be joined at the hip with her new brother!