Thursday, June 12, 2008

Happy Birthday, Lily!





Seems like just yesterday...but forever ago, all at once. My baby is growing up so quickly. When we celebrated her first birthday we had only been a family for about 2 months. Now I can hardly remember what life was like BEFORE she came along.


Lily, you are an incredible blessing. You have made me feel joy and love in ways I didn't even know were possible. You are a bright, FUNNY, opinionated little girl and you teach me so many things on a daily basis. I am a better person because of you. You have changed so much over the years, and I feel myself changing right along with you. You are affectionate and kind. You must tell me at least 10 or 20 times daily how much you love me. (the biggest, the best, and the most!) You are happiest when the whole family is together and you are so pleased to know (as we are) that "famiwee is forever". You keep all of us on our toes with your questions about every little thing. We are going to have a hard time keeping up with you, that is for sure. I tell you all the time that you can do and be ANYTHING you want in life, and I just know you will do great things...you say you are going to be an astronaut and I believe you! Right now you are asking to be a big sister, and we're working on that one for you. I'd love for you to have a sibling to share the rest of your life with. You would be such a great big sister, too! You love being outside watering your "garden". You love butterflies and flowers and anything that sparkles (especially your "party" shoes). You love to draw and paint "masterpieces" and then giving them as presents. Oh, and you LOVE TO DANCE! ALL THE TIME!!! You love the computer as much as I do, and you enjoy learning new things. I love teaching you about Jesus, and love how you talk to him as if He were sittin' there next to you. My heart sings when I listen to you pray - it refreshes me and my faith is renewed by watching you display yours. Thank you for being our daughter. Our angel from heaven...we cherish every moment with you. Happy fourth birthday to you...and many more!


Love, Mom

29 comments:

Denise C said...

OH my! Nikki.....this is such a precious letter to your little sweetie! She will treasure all of your writings one day! She is so special....and A Happy birthday to The Sweetest little Miss Lily!!!!
Hope to see you very soon!!! *wink*!!!
I'll email you tomorrow.....I got yours...and it has been crazy here today....so we'll "chat" tomorrow!
Love you girls!!!
Denise

holly m. said...

Oh My Word!! Nikki, what a beautiful letter to your little Lily!
Bless you both!

Daniella said...

What a beautiful letter to precious Lily. Happy Birthday Lily :)

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Happy 4th Birthday Sweet Lily!!!!
Tim Loves you to pieces...
Have a WOnderful time at the beach and can't wait to see all the beautiful pictures..
HUGS GIRLY...


Nikki~ Beautiful letter to Lily.. She will read it one day and know how much you and Daddy love her sooooo much..
Have a Great Day..
Hugs
Kim

Ashley said...

What a heartwarming letter to your precious daughter!

Happy Birthday Lily!

LaLa said...

Oh what a sweetie!! I love seeing this pic of her when she was "a teeny tiny baby" as Annslee would say : ) I love all you wrote about her and how your relationship with her has made you better. Isn't it amazing how these little ones have totally transformed us! Hope she is enjoying her day!!

Panda-Mom said...

Happy birthday!!!! Have the best day ever and do fun things and take lots of pictures!!! ; )

Yes, Minister... said...

What a beautiful letter to Lily - it melts your heart! Happy Birthday sweet girl!
Ladybug hugs,
;D

3D said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Lily!!!

Keep smilin!

Janet said...

Awwww.....that was so nice! Happy Birthday to your little darling!

Gee Gee said...

Beautiful words to a beautiful gift from above!

Linette said...

Happy Birthday Lily! You're going to have soooo much fun being 4!

Juliette said...

Hope you had a fun day Lily! Happy Birthday big girl.
This letter is beautiful...

Kimber said...

Happy birthday to the sweet and beautiful Lily

And a big hug to you Nikki for being such a good Mommy and person.

Kim

Paula said...

Happy Birthday darling Lilly!
The letter is great. What a blessing.

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Lily!!!!

kerri said...

What a beautiful letter for Lily.
Love the photo, it's gorgeous..

Mommy Spice said...

Awww, I'm teary!! Happy birthday Lily, and what a beautiful post.

Happy almost birthday to you to Mommy!!

Beverly said...

Happy Birthday Baby!!

Steffie B. said...

beautiful my friend.....you are so blessed! ;)

mommy24treasures said...

Many happy birthday wishes to your sweet girl!

Victoria said...

OK - I'm all choked up now. What a beautiful posting. Only a Mom can understand and know how it feels to love someone the way we love our children.
Happy Birthday, sweet Lily.
We're praying for you to be a big sister someday - I know that would be a blessing to you all.
Love,
Victoria
xoxox

Jonni, John & Sofia said...

Happy birthday sweet baby girl. You are such a blessing not only to your mama and daddy but to us too! I can't wait until you have a little sister to show the ropes to.

Nikki, this is a beautiful post and I know how you feel, isn't it such a blessing to be a mama??? Especially to an adorable little princess like Lily.

Love you guys and happy father's day Jay, you are an incredible father.

Love,
Jonni

Anne Marie said...

Happy Fourth Birthday, Lily!!!! I hope you had the most wonderful day ever, only to be topped by all the days after in your beautiful life.

P.S. Nikki, what a treasure you are giving Lily to have this letter and this blog to look back on!

Jewels of My Heart said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I just love you both.....
Beautiful post about your precious baby girl.

Beth and Shayna said...

Happy Birthday sweet Lily. You are growing up so fast.

Debz said...

YEAH! There is my confirmation! Congrats.
What a sweet letter too!

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