Wednesday, November 5, 2008

My Baby Girl

Today is Julia's 8th birthday.   I can't believe how fast the time has flown by.  I remember being pregnant with her and just knowing she was a girl.  When she was born I was not surprised to find out she was indeed a girl.  I remember the first night in the hospital with her sleeping next to me - happy I could look at her and hold her in my arms but missing that connection I had when she was inside me.  I will not soon forget the many sleepless nights of her crying and crying when we put her to bed in her room as an infant.   I asked her recently why she cried so much when she was a baby and she told me " I just didn't want to be alone ".  If only they could talk at such a young age.  Now I see a beautiful, talented and intelligent person emerging.  Such a pleasure to watch in slow motion how a seed becomes a beautiful flower.  She has compassion for others that I wish I had.   A confidence that is unique at such a young age.  A longing to be close to people and immeasurable love for others.  She strives for perfection in herself which sometimes causes her pain.  A challenge she will hopefully overcome.  Her imagination and talent will take her far in everything she does.  She is an example to me and I learn from her everyday.

Julia, I love you more that words can say.  I would do anything for you and will try my best to be the mother you deserve.  Please forgive me if I fall short.  You are my beautiful rising star, my angel and my baby - no matter how old you get.  I know you will do so many amazing things in your life and become everything you want to be.  I pray that God will watch over you and protect you.  Keep you safe and healthy.  I pray that he covers you with His wisdom, protection and love.

Happy Birthday Baby Girl!                  


joy said...

Happy Birthday, Julia! i can't believe she's turning 8?! wasn't she about esther's age when we first met? she is so beautiful and kind and i pray the same things for her. thank her for loving my boys--they adore her in return.

Sally said...

Wow - I still remember the picture you sent when you were pregnant with Julia. The one with you and Jack at the pumpkin patch with a tagline something about stealing pumpkins because it looked like you had a big one stuffed under your shirt! :-)

This blog is great - now I'll have something to distract me when I'm sick of writing papers and reading! Keep it coming!

Caroline wanted to send Julia an e-card... not sure if she did since I was at the gym, but if she didn't, tell Julia Caroline was thinking of her!!!

Love ya!

Kristin said...

Thanks for the comments Joy and Sal - I love it!

Glenn said...

great stuff! I bought Julia a little something yesterday, I am going to mail it, but I think I'll wait a bit since you guys are leaving for your vacation of a lifetime! I hope you have a wonderful, restful time.

Tell Julia Happy Birthday for me and give her a big hug! miss you all already!


Shmemily said...

It's CRAZY how fast they grow up isn't it. I wish we were there to celebrate with you guys. Myrah and I miss you all so much. I hope Julia had a wonderful Birthday and a has a fantastic party on Saturday. Also hope you have a bang-up time in Mexico!
Love you guys!