Saturday, August 28, 2010
Oh, Lydia you have taught us so much. I am sorry that so much of our parenting we have had to figure out on you. And yet, you have been the perfect one to come first.
You are changing so much. You continue to be goofy and obnoxious some times. You easily get the giggles. You can finally beat me at "spit." You like to have adult privileges and crave adult attention and conversation. You are a good friend. You are (generally) good to your brother and sister, and they love you so very much.
I can tell these days that you are moving into your body in ways that are new. Sometimes this makes you randomly fall down or trip. Sometimes I look at you and I cannot believe your grace and beauty. It takes my breath away.
I love learning to know you as you move out of childhood and into womanhood. It is an honor to watch you grow. And, as when you were a baby, I continue to be fiercely protective of your body and spirit, wanting to guard it from any potential ills you will experience.
Please know that even when your Dad and I cannot protect you, our love goes with you, no matter what. You will be supported through this time of growing and becoming who you are. Always.
Posted by Jennifer Chappell Deckert at 5:23 PM