January 25, 2020
My sweet, sweet Caliana – I can’t believe you’re 2 years old today.
It seems like it was just yesterday we brought you home from the hospital. Now, you’re Christian’s big sister and learning how to use the potty.
I won’t lie – you have the prettiest eyes and the sweetest little face which fools us all. You are really, really tough! You definitely don’t let anyone push you around and you’re not afraid to go after what you want. Sometimes that causes you and your sister to bump heads, but even in conflict I appreciate how tenacious and headstrong you are.
Right now, “Head Shoulders Knees and Toes” is your song and you’re really into watching YouTube kids. One of my favorite things about you is how polite you are – you always say please, thank you and even no thank you. You love to roar like a dinosaur and read Pete the Cat books. (You love watching the show as well!)
You recently went from being the baby to becoming the middle child. I know it’s probably been a whirlwind getting adjusted to a new family member in the house and not having as much one on one time with me and your dad. But I want you to know that I love you so much and you are such a light in all of our lives. You make me laugh til it hurts and teach me more and more about life each day.
My prayer for you is that you continue to grow to be exactly who you’re meant to be with thousandfold favor never ending in your life. I pray your childhood is rich and full of joy and opportunities to learn, grow and flourish. I pray that your dad and I lead you by example showing you that a life where you get to express your creative self while honoring God is a life worth living. I can’t thank Him enough for trusting me enough to lend you to me. It’s an honor I don’t ever take for granted.
Have the happiest birthday, Sugarplum. I love you.
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