Saturday, May 21, 2011

To my sweet nine that will forever have my heart...
I have loved each of you since the moment we met.

Braeden you are the last of the first four that I was aunt 'woorra' to and I cherish our close bond.  You are my sweet tooth little man that loves Jesus dearly! You remind me of the simple truth that God wants me to know always. Thank you for making me want a little boy someday! I miss you more than words can say. I will always cherish throwing you around and hearing your giggles.

Zach you are the most adventurous little man around! I have watched you grow over the years and loved being your aunt.  You are sweet to me always and always shared your toys with me.  I love listening to your stories or seeing the excitement in your eyes when I walk through the door. Thank you for loving me! I love being one of your biggest fans.  Do you remember when we had a movie night? I miss you

 My precious were the first.  I was only 10 but boy did I L O V E you! My heart melted when we were together.  You were the first I sang to and rocked to sleep.  Your heart is gold sweet girl! You are a light in the darkness, don't stop flashing that beautiful smile! I can't believe you're big enough to write letters to me now! Love you :)

You are my partner in crime dear Faith.  I have loved you for so long.  Thank you for crawling in my lap always and snuggling up to me.  I remember when you were sick for so long and I would cry because we didn't know what was wrong.  Then we almost lost you and my heart was broken with fear but I prayed and prayed for you. You always wanted to be near me and I felt the weight of how wonderful being an aunt is.  You wouldn't eat and for awhile it seemed all the conversations were centered around you eating and i'm sorry that you were actually sick.  We are grateful that with time you have been getting healthier!
Thank you for wanting to hang out with me and watch 'I love lucy' or simply sit and chat.  I have endless pictures of us being completely goofy! Thank you for the memories and I can't wait for the ones ahead. You blessed me sweet girl.

 Oh my wonderful hilarious Rory! Thank you for giving me a fair dose of belly laughs to last me a lifetime. You are a gift if i've ever known one.  Your heart is tender and it amazes me how you are learning to love those around you with such patience.  I loved living with you for one whole month and learning you.  I miss playing games or reading books.  I miss the smell of your hair while you snuggled in my lap to listen to a story.  You took me in right away as your aunt laura and it made me too happy!

Little Evie you are growing and growing each day but you're just always going to be my little Evie.  Don't lose that spunk girl because it makes you set apart from the rest in a beautiful way.  I miss playing dress up and being served 3 course meals or having tea parties. Do you remember when we painted your toenails and when we went to the park to play? I miss you little one and laying on the bed watching Cinderella over and over again.  We're miles and miles apart but I still love you deeply.
 To my grady who I love are missed by aunt L! Your smiles and giggles are engraved in my heart and bless me on the days i'm feeling down.  You are growing quickly but I will always cherish that first smile when you came to me and let me hold you. I can't wait to see where you go in this world and how you grow over the years. We may be apart but I am thinking of you often and praying that you'd know how loved you are by me!

Maeli you aren't like any other child and I love that.  You're creative and have the sweetest songs to share.  I am so thankful for being able to be your roommate for that week we visited.  I learned so much about you and we had great conversation about all sorts of things. I could have listened to you talking all night! Thank you for talking to me on the phone every now and then because it fills the gap of distance and makes me feel near again.  I wish that I could spend more Saturdays sitting in the grass watching you play soccer or seeing you learn new things.  I wish that i could steal you for a weekend. I may be states away but sweet girl you have my heart.

Logan my newest nephew! I didn't know it could be possible to love so many but you have a special place in my heart.  I will always savor the times I snuggled you and soaked in your new baby smell.  I thank God that I could be there for your birth and see my big sister become a mommy!  I have seen your grow through pictures but I haven't missed a beat dear one.  I can't wait to see you again and love on you! It won't be long now :). 

God blessed me first with 9 sweet children that make me happier than I could ever write down in words.  I hope that i'm that aunt to them that God calls me to be. I have started to pray for each of these little ones.  I miss each of them dearly but it allows me to cherish our relationships all the more!
aunt laura


Melissa said...

Laura this is beautiful!! It made me cry because it is so perfectly written. I love what you said about each one of these amazing children. You have such a gift with words and writing! I love you Laura!!

Dave said...

I dont see one about me and pete? Just kidding good writting