Dear Mae

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Dear Miss Mae,
I pray when you are fourteen, thirty-five…fifty, I can remember how it felt as you wrapped you slender, delicate arms so tight around my neck while we danced around the living room as the sun was rising over the trees this morning. How, after a tight squeeze, you gently pat me on my back, only to ease your way into a smooch covered in the most innocent kind of love. You are a beauty.
You have some new cooler than cool dance moves. Moves that resemble a new born colt learning to walk. I’m convinced very few things in life could make me happier than experiencing you innocently and joyfully discover rhythm. You are already a better dancer than your Mama. 🙂

Dear Rae

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Dear Rae,
Yesterday at lunch you thought it would be fun to attempt some “raspberries” while your mouth was loaded with green bean ammunition. As I sat there, covered in green gooey goodness, I couldn’t help but laugh. You were so delighted with what you had done. Next time I’ll come prepared! Stinker.

Dear Rae

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Dear little Miss Rae,
Where would we be without you? Your smile greets us each morning, brightening our just another day. You smile at every word I say and every look I toss your way. What an esteem builder you are.
You agree with my “Never too many kisses” theory. I enjoy giving as much as you enjoy getting.
The way you suck on your bottom lip makes my heart giddy. This causes you too smile with your eyes, because Lord knows you cannot go two minutes without presenting the world with your glorious grin. No doubt a trait you inherited from your Vovo Sammy. From what I hear he gave the world a smile or two to hold on to. I’m glad the Lord is still finding ways for him to be a part of our lives, and what a better way than in a joyful beaming beauty like yourself?
You slid one knee forward yesterday. A slow yet triumphant attempt toward the crawling champion you will no doubt become. I somehow manage to love you more each day. Each day feeling it is impossible to love you more.
I love you Little Bit. Darling. Queen of smooches.

Dear Mae

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My dear sweet Mae,
You are a precious soul. You are full of love for everyone you meet. You are a treasure. A treasure the Lord dropped right in my lap, no map required. The X that marks the spot. I surely hope I do not take you for granted.
You are a great example of how we should live each day. A day full of curiosity, grace, and affection. A day overflowing with sweetness. Sweeter than maple syrup, my dear.
I miss you the second you head to bed each night. Your Daddy and I lie awake telling stories of your cuteness, giggling at the unbearably adorable things you had done that day. We love you so much little one.
You are speaking in sentences now. You say, “I love you so much, Mommy,” at the very moment I need to hear it. You greet your Daddy with joy each day. You allow me to hold you so tight when you are scared. You are patient. You are smart. So smart. You are the sparkles in our eyes and the glow engulfing our smiles.
We love you Miss Mae.
You are our home. You are the example the Lord has set before us. I pray we can return the favor when you need it most.