Saturday, June 27, 2009

i blinked...

and six years came rushing past me.

dear samantha,

it seems like just the other day i was bringing home a newborn baby girl. i was so excited about my new role as mommy, although still a little hesitant about the huge task that lay before me.

but at the same time it seems like forever ago since you were little. i can't believe that today you're six. before i know it you'll be asking me for the keys to the car. you have grown up to be such a wonderful little big girl!

did you know that you never fail to surprize me? all the funny little things you do and say--you definitely give me something to smile about!

did you know you are an exceptional daughter? daddy and i are so blessed to have you as our daughter. we love to experience new things with you and watch you grow physically, intellectually, and spiritually every day!

did you know that you're such a good sister? ryan is so lucky to have a sister like you--a sister that prays for him. a sister that watches out for him. and a sister that loves him so very much!

and did you know that even though i'm YOUR teacher, you have taught me way more important things in your six years of life than i could ever teach you in school?! with your heart for people, your zest for life, and your love for God, you have shown me the meaning of faith like a child. you have demonstrated how to love your neighbor as yourself. you have taught me to think in light of eternity.

and when i love you with every ounce of love i could possibly give you, i realize how immeasurably more God loves me.

i love you samantha!!

happy 6th birthday!

love, mom


Kelly Harris said...

wow! that got the tears flowing for me!! she is an amazing little girl, Erin. love all the pictures! she's precious.

Heather said...

oh what a big girl you are, samantha! it seems like just yesterday your mom woke me up to tell me she was going to the hospital. i was so excited! and when i first saw you!! oh, how beautiful you were (and still are). hope you had a great birthday! can't wait to see you. love, auntie rah

Ace said...

Great pics! She reminds me of Princess with all the facial expressions and interesting outfits!

Happy Birthday Samantha!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

What a sweet tribute~! She is a lucky little girl!

Paging Doctor Mommy said...

This was an AWESOME post! And I love love love how you did all the pics!

A day in the Life... said...

Very Sweet post :) Happy Birthday Samantha!

Wendy said...

Great letter and what a pretty girl she is growing up to be! My oldest turned 6 this year. It's amazing how fast they grow up!

Ashley said...

Love all the pictures! I love the one with her stuffed t-shirt - so cute! That'll be priceless to show future boyfriends... but dont' worry you are a long way off from boyfriends ;)

Happy Birthday Samantha! You crack me up pretty much on a daily basis with the cute things you say.. and I haven't even met you!

Sonya said...

This is a beautiful post!