Dear Margaret Anne,
I always write one of these posts for you on Valentine's Day, because Valentine's Day marks your half birthday. You were born four and a half years ago today, at the exact time that I schedule this to publish. I remember that moment like it was yesterday. Hearing you cry, and looking at you all over when I finally got to hold you. I couldn't believe how perfect you were, and that you were MINE. I can't believe you have already been in my life for so long... and I also can't believe its only been that long. I can't imagine my life without you, sweet girl. You are the biggest blessing.
At four and a half, your personality and independence have really started to develop. You can be SO stubborn. Just like your mama. And your daddy, for that matter. Your pediatrician once told me that strong-willed children usually achieve their life goals. I believe you will, Margaret Anne! But even though you can be stubborn, those times are few and far between. You are the most loving little girl. You would rather snuggle up with Mommy and Daddy than do just about anything else. You love all of your family and your teachers so much, and you make sure you hug them and tell them. I love that so much about you.
These days you are still VERY into princesses and all things girly. You love your dance classes and you love playing dress-up. I have NEVER seen a child with such a good imagination. Maybe that is part of you being an "only," but you will come up with a scenario, give all of us character names, and STICK WITH IT for a whole day. It is funny and most definitely entertaining!
Margaret Anne, I never could have imagined that I could love another person this much. And every moment that I spend with you, I love you even more. Your Daddy and I are so grateful that the Lord chose us to be your parents, and that we get to experience your sweet spirit every day.