Annie…I have just tucked you in bed. With the dog curled up beside you. Stroked your hair, chatted about your forest party that we’re going to plan and prayed blessings over you.
You live up to your name; lovable and beautiful.
I often catch myself watching you, an ease with yourself, unaware of your grace and your beauty. That beautiful gift of childhood confidence that I hope will never leave you. A wee ball of fun and giggles, those green, mischievous eyes always looking for the next wall to climb or pole to shimmy up; that adventurous spirit that has been deep within you since you were little.
I watch as you blossom, excited to see what is ahead for you, content to be in the background as you stretch those little wings that we’ve protected for so long. With that comes some hardship and some learning but we know that you are strong, that you are brave and you know that your worth does not lie in worldly things. We pray that as you grow ever more towards that woman you will become, that these moments of childhood will be something you look back on with fondness and be a good foundation for the years to come.
Happy birthday our wee Anne. We love you.
You will forever be our gorgeous, adorable number two.
A beautiful little piece of our hearts walking out there in the world. xx