Friday, March 23, 2012

dear aubrey.

Dear Aubrey, 

 The more & more I get to know you, the more I realize how unlike me you are.  I'm so glad you have traits that I wished I had myself.  

 You are adventurous, fearless, & brave.  I wish I were more like you in this way.  

You are a go-getter, & will stop at nothing to succeed at whatever it is you are trying to accomplish.  Whether it be climbing on a couch, or turning on my Iphone.  You will figure out how to do it--even if it takes you a while.  

You are not the least bit shy.  You greet everyone sweetly, let anyone hold you, & you don't mind at all being left with someone else.  If there is one word to describe you, it would have to be "friendly." At your age, I clung to my mom's leg like fly paper.  You are so blessed to be so confident in yourself & independent.  I still find myself clinging to my mom's leg sometimes :)

You are as active as you possibly could be.  Who needs to do squats & go running when I have you to take care of?  You are never sitting still.  This makes some things very hard--like grocery trips & church. But I know, deep down inside, that you are an adventurous spirit, & I should just let you be.  Why in the world would you want to sit in a grocery cart when there are a million cans of beans to knock over like Jenga blocks?

It's so amazing finding out new things about you, & wondering how all these special traits will come together to shape you into the person you will one day be.  I'm so proud of everything you are.  




  1. awww! So sweet!! It is SO fun getting to know our girls as they grow, isn't?! I LOVE seeing Olivia's personality and character as she has been growing!! :)

  2. It sure is something raising a child who is so different from you. In some ways my oldest is like me but in a lot of ways she's not.

  3. And how I love that cling... someday you will too, when Aubrey is clinging...

    Love you,

    The Mama