Sweet Caroline, today you turned 6 years old… Wow! It seems like only yesterday we brought you home for the hospital, a tiny 6 pound baby girl. I loved you from the first moment I knew you were growing within my womb. I cherished every moment watching you grow up and blossom into the amazing & intelligent 6-year-old girl that you are today. I recall making a commitment after you were born, to refrain from needless busyness. I wanted to cherish the baby years, as I had learned from experience that the precious baby years fly by too fast. I refused to allow anything not necessary to distract me from cherishing every single moment! You were my last baby, my only little girl, and I was blessed beyond anything I could have ever fathomed! You’ve made me laugh, brought tears of joy to my eyes, and have shown me a deep, real, and innocent understanding of God’s love! I adore the way you’ve always yearned to learn more about God! I’ve cherished our many talks about God and I love the way you ask countless questions, as you attempt to make sense of the world in which we reside. Little girl, you are loved! You are special! You are smart! And… you are a true blessing!
I love you, daughter!