Sunday, December 23, 2012

A letter to my {oldest} daughter: have yourself a very merry christmas


Dear Gianna:

The age of 3.5 is pretty tough some days – so many rules to follow, so much to remember, so many things you just don’t quite understand yet.  But I think most days you would agree that the age of 3.5 is pretty awesome – so many fun things to do, toys to play with, people who love on you constantly and best of all – so much that you DO understand and so much you find amazing and just totally awesome.  That has not been more present (except maybe at Disney World!) than the past few weeks as you ask so many great questions about Christmas. And sing us lots of Christmas songs. And cart Krista your elf around with you wherever you go.

I know sometimes I am busy and tired and I am at work a lot, the past few weeks have been no exception to that. But I hope beyond anything else that you know how much I love you always and how much I miss you when I am not home.  So when you ask me to cuddle with you at bedtime and to just snuggle with you until the morning-time, know that I will do whatever I can to make that happen.  No matter how old you are or how big you get.  There is nothing like a Gianna snuggle to make my heart burst into a million smiles.

We have been getting some extra snuggles in lately, probably because we both know that your sister will be here sooner than later, but I’m not complaining.  It’s not always easy to get in the perfect position, but we figure it out.  There is always room on mommy’s lap for you, I promise.

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve.  I don’t know how it got here so quickly, but it did.  And you are really excited for Santa to come.  Something we have been talking about lately is how to act all year long, not just at Christmas time, and how important it is to always listen to your mommy and daddy.  I know you get it and it’s okay to have days where you just don’t feel like it or days when you just want to stay home – and on those days, please just use your words to tell us what you want and how you feel.

This is our last Christmas as a family of 3 – which I think is pretty special and we have tried to make all the days leading up until now a little extra special for you too.  I hear that you are going to be getting all kinds of fun things from your grandma, papa, aunts, uncles and maybe even baby luci too!  Watching you experience Christmas and all the magic and wonder it has to offer has made it that much more fun for me (and daddy too).

My wish for you over the next few days is to just enjoy what the day brings. To enjoy being showered with love (and fun things, too) and to soak up all of the moments of all of the days and things that we do.  It’ll probably be a little overwhelming, and that’s okay too.  It’s tough to be loved so much sometimes – but believe me, it’s the best problem to have.

I love you and can’t wait to watch the next few days through those big blue eyes.

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Merry Christmas, big girl




Anonymous said...

Letter to (both of my oldest) daughers. Ditto!!!! I love you and am so proud of what fantastic moms you both are.

Danifred said...

What a beautiful letter. Merry Christmas to you!

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JenM said...

What a sweet post! I love your letters to Gianna - beautiful!