Monday, November 19, 2012

Eliana Age 7

Dearest Eliana,

I can not believe I am the mommy of a 7 year old. When you woke up and I told you I didn't know how to be a mommy to a big kid, you pragmatically told me "ask Mrs. Amy. She has done it twice". Ahhh yes. You have so many great qualities, child, but the ability to get a joke isn't one of them. I love watching you read the children joke book and having to explain why they are funny.

While jokes my not be your thing, it isn't because you don't like silliness  You love to pretend and explore make believe worlds of your own creation. You creativity is so endless, I am blown away on a daily basis.

I am enjoying this stage of independence and responsibility. I love that you can care for your brother for me when I need your help. You can make your own breakfast, get snacks for your sisters, sort laundry, sweep and mop, clean a bathroom and ride a bike. You are pretty sure you know everything and hate to be wrong.

Little girl, I love your style (even those massive white sunglasses you insist on wearing), your innate sense of justice, the way you care for those littler than you even when it is inconvenient. I am so glad you are my kid, that God saw it fit to entrust you into our care. Love you bunches, Elie bear.

Your Mama

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