love burrito.

four years ago today, mommy and i brought you home, enamored and in awe of our little love burrito, after the three of us spent two sleepless nights in the hospital.

every time you cried, we would change you and feed you and walk you and rock you.

and we would just look at you and hold you and love you and kiss you all over.

because we had no idea what we were doing, but we knew exactly what to do.

you dropped out of heaven and into our arms and we get to hold you forever, for now.

you were then as you are now so easy to love.

you come by your personality honestly, but the thing is…

you had one long before we could ever give one to you.

you are your very own strong and independent girl, so brave and courageous.

daily you amaze with the questions you ask. you are just. so. smart. you ask such good questions, hannah grace. really good, smart questions.

and i know you don’t like being called cute (except when you do) because big girls are pretty and not cute but one day, you will appreciate the value of being both cute and pretty, because you are very much both.

you are beautiful, though, because of who jesus is on the inside of you, hanners. you are so gracious and kind and compassionate and generous. you have such a lovely, tender and precious heart.

you are wildly creative, incredibly funny and you come up with great ideas!

you are encouraging and inspiring.

you are already your best self, just as you are. 

and as we continue figuring out how to build up and esteem your larger-than-life, sweet, pretty-and-cute self, hannah grace, and help you navigate life…

just enjoy being four for now. it’s your only job.

you’ll be a teenager soon enough. no need to rush becoming a grownie, even though i, of course, understand because your kk was once four.

i love you more than my own life, princess strawbarellatinkerbelle.

you are my very favorite part of every day.

happy birthday, hannah grace!

{february 4, 2008}

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12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. amandaleightyson
    Feb 06, 2012 @ 07:13:13

    hannah grace is the most beautiful 4 year old i’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting <3 miss you guys with all my heart… xoxoxox

  2. Jojari
    Feb 06, 2012 @ 07:33:38

    Absolutely beautiful! She is so lucky to have such a loving aunt :-) Thanks for a Monday morning heart warming!

  3. Steph
    Feb 06, 2012 @ 08:48:01

    Happy Birthday Hannah Grace!

  4. Sharon O
    Feb 06, 2012 @ 09:24:02

    Precious little one. To be four and full of innocense and life and love and sweetness. I am glad she has you and you have her in your life. You are both blessed.

  5. Bec
    Feb 06, 2012 @ 14:08:55

    love love love love love!!!! this is precious. xoxo, Bec

  6. caroline cooke
    Feb 06, 2012 @ 21:22:33

    Happy Birthday HG!!!!

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