Friday, July 15, 2016

a 4th letter to Stella

Dear Stella,
I can not even understand how we lived life before you came along!
You have such a wonderful personality and are driven by your desire to make everyone around you feel happy and included.
Your are so fun, funny, smart, caring and just completely lovable! 

It only takes seconds after meeting you for everyone to fall under your spell. 
You have this gift of treating each person so special 
and for that moment in time they are so special to you
 and they feel better about themselves because of your love. 
how do you do that?
I want to be more like you.

You are not a fan of any bad mood, negativity or arguments. 
you always try to break the tension with a knock knock joke or by singing "this little light of mine."
You have such a strange obsession with everything "soft"
you will cling on to anyone sitting by's shirt and rub it between your fingers while sucking your thumb. 
but if the feel of the cotton is just not perfectly soft you let the person know they should change their clothes.
If I have a head ache, you quietly say a prayer without even being asked for Jesus to make my head feel better. Thank you.
 when you have a nightmare you always blame it on the side of the bed you fell asleep on so we have to flip your pillow to the other side and untuck all the sheets and blankets
 so you can have a good dream on the "up side" of your bed.
you like to wear your shoes on the wrong feet.
and hate having your hair washed.
you love being a sister and ask every night to have a sleepover with them.
When you get excited to grit your teeth so hard they look like they will break and you make fist and shake your whole body screeching "I'M SO EXCITED!!"
you are still so tiny and fit most of Hazel's clothes! BUT no one is allowed to call you small/tiny/baby
no no no! you are Stella Jo BIG AND STRONG!
 I am having so much fun being your mom.
Time goes by so fast but I can honestly say I always made it a point to cherish every stage, phase, day, moment of your life. 
you have taught me so much these last 4 years. more than any book or class could. 
I feel incredibly blessed to be your mama.

Thank you for another amazing year!
keep growing and pushing through every obstacle
because you are so good at proving people wrong and showing that God's plan is way better than one we could come up with.
you are such a gift!

Love, MOM
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