Dear Alexandra…

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Psalm 127:3 NKJV

My Precious Baby Girl,

It’s true what “they” say.  Time flies!!  You’ve grown SO much and I can’t believe you’re 3 months old today!  As I gently laid you in your bassinet last night, I took some time to watch you sleep.  There are times that I look at you and feel as though I’m dreaming.  It’s easy for me to be mesmerized by your sparkling eyes, tiny hands and feet, and unforgettable gummy smile.  Your laughter warms my heart and puts your adorable dimple on display.  I still wonder how I played any part in creating such a beautiful human being, and we are tremendously blessed to know that you have your health and happiness.  In the midst of my euphoric moments reality sets in, and I know it’s not a dream.  You really are my daughter, and my life has been forever changed because of you.  I thank God for you Alexandra and for all the ways you’ve made me a better person.  It’s amazing how much you’ve already taught me, and I know we’re still at the beginning of our long journey ahead.

One day your daddy and I will tell you about the love we have for each other, and the decision we made to expand our family from two to three.  In this story you’ll learn that we had hurdles to jump and mountains to climb before we decided to become husband and wife.  Our love had to grow, develop, and mature before we were ready to make a life-long commitment to each other.  It was a process and one that will last until the Lord calls us home.  But with you, sweet child of mine, it was different.  The love your father and I feel for you was instantaneous!!  From the moment we discovered you were growing in my womb, until the day we met our Baby Tay, (and could finally give you a name!) you had our hearts.  I don’t know that I can answer the age old question that asks “how can you love someone so deeply that you only just met?”, but I can completely relate!   Even when you cry, scream or holler, poke out your bottom lip (who taught you that?!) and leave me special treats in your diaper, every moment is one that I cherish.  Daughter, I can’t promise you that I’ll be perfect.  I guarantee I’ve already made some mistakes and there will be plenty more to come, but I will give you the best of me each and every day.  Never question or worry about how I feel toward you.  You make me proud to be a mom and unconditional love is given a whole new meaning when I hold you in my arms.  I love you Alexandra, and like one of our favorite books says, never forget that you are the one and only ever you.

Happy 3 month old day!!



6 thoughts on “Dear Alexandra…

  1. I love this!! It really is amazing what these little ones do to us. How we change and grow with them at rapid speed! The patience and grace that has kicked in for these little lives. The cries are sweet, the smiles in their sleep and just staring at them wiggle about is more than I could have asked for! And the abundance of love I now feel for daddy Mark was an unexpected treat! I love following your writing, gives an added connection while spending so much time in the house! Thank you Patty! God bless!

    1. Thank YOU Summer for your kind words and support. I can’t say it enough, but I sincerely appreciate it! The Lord knew exactly who we needed when he blessed us with our little princesses, and we both have husbands who are amazing reflections of God’s love in our lives. I can’t wait for the opportunity to see your mommy skills in action, and let us continue to share the goodness of God!

  2. Beautiful Patty!!! I definitely understand the love you have for your baby . . . no one can understand it until they have a child of their own and now you know. Of course, I have made my mistakes in motherhood . . . costly mistakes. However, through God’s grace and mercy we have forgiven each other and can now love with a Godly love. So, never be afraid to tell you daughter “forgive me” . . . because as you well know, we are not perfect. She will love and respect you for being not only a loving Mom, but a Mom who is not afraid to admit to her faults and make it right :0)

  3. This is so sweet! I myself and I’m sure others can relate to the unconditional, instantaneous love we have for our kids. I love how you express your love for your lil baby girl. This made me say awwwwwww

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