Oh Gracie girl. How has it already been 6 years since you first made me a mama!? You came into this world with a loud and forceful presence and you really haven’t change much! And you know what Gracie? You are teaching me that that’s ok! I think sometimes I see a lot of my childhood and present self in you, and sometimes I get frustrated with you too easily. But Gracie girl, you are your own person. You are uniquely created by God and given your own gifts and talents to glorify Him. That fire, spunk, and energy that at times seems so exhausting is a special gift. Use that fire and that spunk to point others to Jesus and love others well. Don’t let your fire be squelched, but feed it with the grace, truth, and love of Jesus. You are made for big things girly. Don’t let anyone tell you or make you feel otherwise.
A little bit about life for you as a 6 year old. You currently are working on one loose tooth and are very determined to get it out as soon as possible! You absolutely LOVE school and hate delays and snow days! You are learning to play violin this year and are not a fan of practicing. You are learning to read so well, even though at first it was very frustrating. You are learning when you stick with something, that it can end up being something enjoyable. You love crafting and creating. You got your hair cut a few months ago and donated it. You are a great big sister to both Lillie and Reu and often help me without complaining when I ask. You feel things very deeply and often seem emotional or dramatic. I’m in the process of learning how to help you grow and work through all those emotions and sometimes, just let them happen! You have a kind heart and are very friendly and inviting when playing with other kids.
You are a gift. A sensitive soul with a fierce joy for life!
We love you Gracie girl! Happy 6th birthday!