Saturday, July 2, 2011

You Are My, 'I LOVE YOU!'

To my Skyler Reese on her third birthday...

From one of our favorite reads...

A poem for you...

'I am your parent,
You are my child,
I am your quiet place,
You are my wild.'

'I am your dinner,
you are my chocolate cake,
I am your bedtime,
You are my wide awake.'

'I am your calm face;
you are my giggle.
I am your wait;
you are my wiggle.'

I am your water wings;
you are my deep.
I am your open arms;
you are my running leap.

'I am your finish line,
You are my race;
I am your praying hands,
You are my saying grace.'

I am your lullaby;
you are my peekaboo.
I am your good-night kiss;
you are my I LOVE YOU.

Reesie Piece....

I love you in my life...
the joy you bring...
the way your spunky little heart helps me be bold, brave, and always on my toes...
the way your big brown eyes twinkle when you look straight into me and declare, "I WUV YOU MOM" with your pudgy little arms wrapped tight around my neck.

I love that pouty face that makes me smile, even when I know I should be mad...
Your love for purple, and how brown can be purple on the days when all your real purple clothes are dirty...
The way you cross your arms and lean on your left leg when you talk to me about important matters on your heart.

I love your obsession with Acts 2:25 and the way that you volunteer to recite that verse at every meal, everyday, without fail...
The way you bury your face in your hands when you're trying to act really upset about something...
The way you always talk about growing up, and getting married, and the way you often remind yourself out loud, "Mama says that we no kiss boys until we married." (I'm gonna have to keep a close eye on you little one! :)

I love your love for lovely things,
Your eye for beauty,
Your love of accessories, pearls and hats, purses and such.

You my sweet girl, light up my life and I am forever grateful for every part of you!

Happy Happy 3rd Birthday!!