Tuesday, July 21, 2009

6 months

In my recent stalking of othger blogs, I have seen several of my friends write letters to their little ones as they reach "birthdays" or significant times in their young lives. I loved the idea, so I thought I would copy it and write My precious Ans a letter on her 6 month birthday!


Sweet Anslee,

6 months old today. I almost want to push a pause button on our lives so I can freeze frame you as you are right now. Its hard to know where to start when wanting to describe to you the most precious 6 months of our lives. You have changed our world in such a way that I would never want my life the way it was before you arrived. I remember the feeling I had when I saw your face for the first time, and its a feeling that I will never forget. Your Daddy and I had never seen anything so beautiful and so perfectly innocent. After seeing you and holding you for the first time I wondered how anyone who had experienced the miracle of a baby could not believe in God. I had no doubt that you came to us as a gift from God. There was no other way to describe what a miracle you truly were to us. You have been nothing but a joy to us since we found out we were expecting you. I know that the future is bright for our family, and bright for you.

I have watched you so closely over the past 6 months. You have become my best little friend, and I feel like I know you so well. I have enjoyed watching you, learning about the little person that you are becoming to be, and doing life with you by our sides. There is so much you have already accomplished in your short time here with us!

You can now play with toys, sit and play in your exercauser, and roll all over the place! You reach and grab for everything in your line of vision and want to put everything you get your hands on in your mouth. You squeal with delight, and when you smile your eyes light up a room. The first time you smiled, I cried. I felt like I had waited so long to see you communicate happiness. I only had to wait 8 weeks and it felt like an eternity, but when you did, my heart just melted. You have two teeth now, so each time you smile now I am reminded of how you are growing and developing so fast already! You babble all the time. Its your way of talking to me, so I just talk right back to you. I enjoy our conversations and know that I will continue to love our conversations as you get older. A talker you already seem to be! We predict a very outgoing personality as you are content to smile and talk with anyone who comes your way. You get a lot of attention, and you really seem to like it that way.

You have become so incredibly mobile! You are starting to crawl and can get up on your hands and knees. You are so strong! You seem to always be on the go! Sitting up on your own is no longer enough! You like to move from place to place and you are exploring new ways to get from where you are to where you want to be. You have us laughing all the time. We know that you will continue to astonish us with how quickly you grow and meet all your milestones!

As you develop physically, you are also developing the character to who you will become. What you will be known for, and how you will always be remembered. My prayer for you as you grow, is this: That you are happy and confident. Sensitive and caring, wise and likable. Most of all, I pray that you have a clear understanding of salvation and that your life be aligned along that understanding. I pray your life bring nothing but Glory to our Father who so perfectly planned your arrival to our family 6 months ago today.

We love you!
Mommy and Daddy

Here are some pictures to visually mark your growth and development over the last 6 months!

Your first few seconds outside the womb! 1/22/2009

2/2009 (one month)

3/2009 (two months)

4/2009 (3 months)

5/2009 (4 months)

6/2009 (5 months)

7/2009 (6 months)

1 comment:

Jacy said...

Shea, that letter is the sweetest thing ever! I can not believe she is 6 months old! I love her so much and can not wait to continue watching her grow!!