Mommy Diary – Dear Jael…

Dear sweet little Jael,

I sit here and am thinking about you. I am just so thankful for you. You are such a good girl! You never stop amazing me with your love and kindness towards others. Mommy is so proud of your sweet heart; you hold hands with and hug other kids and remember kids’ names and are so excited to see them! You have such a kind spirit and are so loving. I’m so thankful for that.

I am so thankful for your cuddles and snuggles. I pray that you never stop being a cuddle-bug. I love putting you down for your nap – reading you a story, praying over you, and the sweet softness of your skin on my cheek as I sing to you. I love the warmth of your little body against mine as you give me a huge hug before I put you down; I love your sweet kisses and your quiet “ga-night, mommy”; I love your tender little smile in the dark right before I lay you in your crib.

I love your sweet voice over the baby monitor after I leave the room and how you sing yourself to sleep. I love hearing your little noises while you rest and your cheerful chatter when you wake. I love your messy nap hair and the grin I receive when I come to get you. You’re so happy to see me! That melts my heart.

I am so thankful that the Lord has trusted me with your life. It is scary, but I find no greater challenge and blessing than to be your mother. I only pray that the Lord continues to show me and mold me into who I need to be to faithfully raise you for His glory. You teach me every day something wonderful and new, how to be a better me, and continually show me the love of our Father for us. You are such a blessing, and I hope and pray that you always know how much I am completely smitten by and in LOVE with you and that you always know and never doubt that Jesus loves you more.

I love you baby girl…
Love, mama ♥