Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy 5th Birthday Maddie!

Dear Madeline,
  Today is your fifth birthday and I'm completely blown away.  The time has seriously flown by and if I think about it too long, I will cry.  Now that you are 5, I want to tell you some things about yourself so that you can know who you were today. 
  You LOVE anything to do with Strawberry Shortcake.  You have amazing manners for your age.  You work very hard to be kind to others and sometimes the sweetness you show to Grace brings me to tears.  You feel all feelings very strongly, which makes me think you are passionate.  You crack me up when you belly laugh after using "potty" words at inappropriate times.  You are terrific at Tae Kwon Do and just received your black stripe belt last week.  Most of all, you are an amazing little person with a beautiful heart for God.  You often sing songs that you've made up.  They almost always have to do with Jesus.  They are beautiful.  Your whole life I've said to you, "Maddie, you are beautiful on the inside as well as on the outside."  I never really knew if you were listening.  But, a couple of days ago at bedtime while I was sitting beside your bed, you looked at me deep with your eyes that are a perfect reflection of mine.  You said to me, "Mommy, you are beautiful on the inside and on the outside.  And, I love you."  I will never forget that.

 I love you.
Love, Mommy


Rachel S. said...

You are an amazing mother and your daughter is a perfect reflection of you. You should be so proud of the little lady she has become.

Anonymous said...

Hey Sarah,
I haven't visited the blog lately and just caught up with it. I love your posts and really loved your letter to Maddie. You are both really special.

Anonymous said...

Aawww...lovely Sarah. Love you both! Siobhan

SARAH said...

Thanks Everyone. It was a very emotional letter to write! Love you all!

Maria Roberts said...

How sweet! Thanks for reminding me to speak blessings over my kids:) Sometimes I get so caught up in the mundane tasks of everyday that I forget to tell them what awesome little people they are. You're an inspiration. Happy Birthday, Maddie!