happy mother's day my friends!
i hope each of you has been hugged on, loved on & pampered on all day long!!
we've had a great weekend.
busy, but great.
i'm knee deep in prom photos & wrapping up details for savannah's graduation party next weekend.
as with each of you, the end of the school year is full of fun memory makers.
while i feel the days are whizzing by & i'm barely keeping up,
i fear if i don't write down each of these moments, they'll be a blur at best.
this week our church had a special service for our 8th graders & then one for our seniors.
the parents are asked to write letters for each
& then read them aloud ( privately) to our child.
these letters are so tender & personal.
sometimes i wonder if sharing them here is maybe a little too much
however, this being where i chronicle our little life, i'm choosing to share them here too.
today is savannah's & later this week i'll share emi's.
Sometimes I wonder if I have a sinful pride when it comes to you. I have always loved being known as savannah’s mom. I love walking in somewhere, anywhere, with you. Whether it’s watching you practice gymnastics as a little girl, listening to you read, watching you cheer, photographing you all dressed up, reviewing your perfect grades, I’ve always been proud of you. Always.
There sure was much pomp & circumstance when you were born. I wanted to be the mommy of a little girl before I ever dreamed of being a bride. I knew I wanted to name that little girl Savannah, after the gorgeous, charming city. While they told me you’d come at the end of February, I predicted you’d be my valentine’s day gift. And sure enough, just after midnight you came. Just like a first born to be punctual! Daddy Gregg loved his little savvy and carried you around with that same sinful pride!
You know my memory can be a little sketchy, but I clearly remember where I was and your exact response when I told you we were marrying daddy. With those big brown eyes of yours and a heart that could never lie, you looked up and told me that while you’d always love your first daddy you were very happy to have this new daddy. Your relationship with him has been such a blessing to my heart. While I needed your approval as a little girl, to see you approve of him and respect him as you’ve grown up has blown us both away.
Your sisters have always looked up to & respected you. While I can’t imagine our homelife without you, I know you have left and will continue to make a priceless mark on each of their hearts even while you’re away. Shoot, I had gotten this far and now there’s the tears.
Just as scripture says, there is no greater joy in my heart than knowing you are walking with the Lord. You have always had a tenderness for Him. You have always wanted to do the right thing. But when I have seen you worship Him, I know in my heart that He is filling up yours. He inhabits the praises of His people, so that means He sees you sweet girl and is right there with you, enjoying you. He delights over you. I love that!
I love you my brown eyed girl. More than you’ll ever know. You will always be in my heart. I will always be your number one fan. Always. i couldn’t be any prouder of sweet girl. You have done well. You have done it all well. And I simply can not wait to see what the next chapter in your life will hold. I really wanted you , if you had to go away ;), to go to UGA. I love everything about UGA! While I never had the big college experience, I can only imagine this will be the time of your life! You are going to do great! You will not miss a beat. You have always been able to transition seamlessly from one life change to the next. I’m so excited for you!!
Remember when you go, that you always have a place in our home. if you are having a yucky day, stop & count your blessings, they will always outnumber the trials. have a thankful heart. Look for the simple joys. Take time to encourage others. Listen those that have gone before you and are where you want to be. Respect your elders and love on the younger ones. Eat healthy and get your rest. Always have a teachable spirit. Dream big. Remember birthdays. Journal. Try to make time to read scripture every day. there often is many right things, try to choose the best right thing to do. Hold hands. Brush & floss. Write thank you notes. enjoy rainy days and soak up the sunny ones. Try not to be in a hurry. Drink lots of water. Be your sisters best friend. Never compromise your morals. Worship Him in spirit and in truth. Use your sunscreen.
Above all, love the lord with all your heart and your soul, with all your strength and your mind.
And love others well.
All of my love baby girl.
i love you.....