Monday, August 27, 2012

Of all the days.....

Of all the days I spent rocking you when you were a tiny baby.
Of all the days I spent listening to you cry in your crib because you wanted to get up to see if you were missing out on something really fun.
Of all the days I spent playing with all of your stuffed animals, even if I didn’t want to.
Of all the days I spent brushing your hair and helping you get dressed.
Of all the days I spent praying that you would just. please. fall. asleep.
Of all the days I spent walking you to preschool, after stopping at the playground to swing.
Of all the days I spent helping you clean paint off of something it shouldn’t be on.
Of all the days I spent hearing you ask me if I wanted to snuggle you.
Of all the days I spent telling you to be quiet when you were whispering in my ear while I was sleeping.
(and you were supposed to be sleeping)
(because everyone was sleeping)
(except you)
Of all the days I spent thinking you were strangely attracted to random bugs and small animals.
Of all the days I spent wishing you would stop wanting to touch me.
Of all the days I spent listening to your very happy chatter.
Of all the days I spent cleaning up the messes you made (I mean the fun you created).
Of all the days I spent watching you play soccer.
Of all the days I spent wondering why you never had to do as many chores as I did.
Of all the days I spent looking at you and how beautiful you are.
Of all the days I spent amazed that you had “yet-again” rescued another daddy long-legs and released him into the wild.
Of all the days I spent hearing other people laugh while you spread happiness.
Of all the days I spent hoping your obsession with lizards would some day vanish.
Of all the days I spent pondering how such a sweet girl could knock somebody over like that on a soccer field.
Of all the days I spent thankful that my kids had the very best Aunt there ever was.
Of all the days I spent watching you design random craft projects that always make other people smile.
Of all the days I spent listening to you sing with your beautiful voice.
Of all the days I spent wondering how one person can see so much innocence and good in this world.
Of all the days I spent listening to you tell me how you saved a bug or random small animal from certain death.
Of all the days I spent wishing my hair looked half as good as yours.
Of all the days I spent drinking coffee with you on the front porch.
Of all the days I spent discussing with you how someday we will take our rainbow back.
Of all the days I spent helping you plan your beautiful day.
Of all the days I spent wondering which guy was the right one.
Of all the days I spent thanking God that you have found the exact right one.
(One who is a blessing and a joy to so many other people…..just like you)
(One who has a giving and caring soul….just like you)
(One who compliments your strengths and strengthens you when you are suffering through your weaknesses)
Of all the days…..Today, I am the most happy for you.
May your beautiful self and your beautiful soul-mate forever be blessed.
I love you. Love, your big sis.

1 comment:

Julie said...

Beautiful words for beautiful girls <3 =)