Monday, August 20, 2012

Guess Who Turned 5?!?!

This Girl!!!!


Layne Lou, 

Mommy is so unbelievably proud of the young lady that you are becoming!  You are growing up so fast.  

Stay strong in what you believe in.  Know who your Savior is and trust in Him.  But I also want you to hold onto your childhood beliefs.  Of mermaids and unicorns.  Of Santa and his elves.

Don't let anyone bring you down.  You are short in height and small in stature, but don't ever let anyone make you feel that way.  You are smart, kind, generous, and brave.  I want you to always stay that way!

I will love you always.  No matter what.

Love, Mommy


She is smart and mature.  With the vocabulary of a kid much older than she is.  She understands so much more than most kids her age.

She is brave and courageous.  She'll walk right up and introduce herself to "new friends" at the park, store, or whoever we go.  

She has an enormous heart.  She's been so kind to share with others, even things that she doesn't want to part with.  She is always worried about her friends and brother when they are sad or upset.

She has a heart for God.  I'm always amazed at the questions and discussions we have about God.  I'm usually so caught off guard by her questions because they are questions that would be asked by someone much older and wiser than she is.

She is confident and proud.  Matt and I both have been purposeful in trying to raise her to be confident in herself.  So far, it's worked pretty well.  Sometimes, she may even be too confident, but we'd rather that than a child who is insecure. 

{Read about the Day that I Became a Mama here}


  1. I think you guys are doing a great job! A girl who will share her favorite things has a very generous spirit! :) she is growing up beautifully!! Happy birthday!!

  2. We love Big Sis Laynie! How did our babies go from nursing to skipping so quickly?! :(


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