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ADDIE + ALIA

ADDIE | 3 YEARS OLD

ALIA | 1 YEAR OLD

COON RAPIDS, MINNESOTA

Tears are welling up behind my eyes as I sit here thinking about my girls. I am so thankful God has chosen me to be their mom. I am so thankful I was able to get pregnant, twice, and that I now have two beautiful babies. Sometimes the responsibility I have to care and raise them overwhelms me, but that weight causes me to trust that Christ will continue to guide me as I guide them. I need Him every hour.

Addie,

you are beyond sweet. The way you have cared for your little sister since day one reveals your tender-hearted and nurturing spirit.

You make the funniest faces at the most random times.

You love drawing and coloring (makes your momma’s artsy heart oh so happy).

You love to be with people. You’re filled with anticipation before people arrive and sad when they leave. If you had it your way, you’d never play alone. That being said, your imagination runs wild when I force you to play alone. You do it so well. Sometimes I take a break from my frantic running around getting things done before nap times are over to listen to you on your monitor as you play in your room. May your creativity only grow.

You inspire me to memorize Scripture with your own ability to do so.

I love when you make up songs, singing loud and dancing all over the house.

You started to practice writing your letters. You’re pretty proud of yourself, and rightly so.

Thank you for making me laugh daily.

I pray you continue to learn and grow in your love for Jesus. I pray your soul continues to long for Him, the way I’ve seen glimpses of this already.

 

Now for you my Alia Joy,

my beautiful baby. You are filled with emotions, the typical girl, and I LOVE IT, most of the time. When you’re happy your whole body shows it. When you’re sad, same thing. Oh and mad, yep. That too.

I don’t say this to brag, ok maybe a little, but you’re really loving mommy these days.

When I make a goofy face at you, you try to copy it and then belly laugh.

Now that you’re walking, you don’t stop. Ever.

You’re only word is a mumbled “ma” for mom. I will say though, you are starting to get the hang of some of those animal noises and when you want something you’ll point and say “ba”. I’m pretending you are trying to say “please” because I’m a really good parent who teaches her kids manners.

You eat more than your older sister, and faster.
I pray you trust Jesus with your life someday. I pray God helps me lead you to Himself. May the joy you find in this life point you to Him.

Addie heard us yell “Alia, stop!” She’s trying to help.

This is Alia not caring.

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