Thursday, August 11, 2011

For my precious niece...

Stella Jo

Today you are two months and twelve days old. Already, you are the center of your parents' world, and you have your grandparents (and aunts) wrapped around your tiny fingers. When you cry it absolutely breaks my heart, and when you smile the world feels right. If ever there was a little girl who was totally and completely loved, she is you.

When you were first born, you looked just like your daddy to me. Now I'm not quite sure who you look like, but you're gorgeous anyway. It's so much fun being your aunt, and I can't wait to watch you become the woman God has called you to be.

As you grow up, I pray that you learn to love the Lord. I hope you have your daddy's spirit and your mommy's sweet and happy nature. I hope you chase your dreams but always remember where home is. I pray that you'll guard your heart and save it for a man who is worth loving. I hope you'll be strong enough to do what's right - even when it's hard.

For your daddy's sake, I hope you learn to hunt, rope, and play golf (so that you're prepared for all of his hobbies as he circulates through them), and for your mommy's sake, I hope you love to shop! But even if you don't, I hope you always remember that you are fearfully and wonderfully made and that God has an incredible plan for your life. He may lead you down a path you're unsure of, but know that His way is always best.

Above all, remember that you are totally and completely loved - unconditionally and for always.

Aunt RyRy


Brittany said...

What a sweet post! I can't wait to meet this little chick!;)

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL... Ryan! Looks like the lyrics to an amazing country song. She is lucky to have been blessed with an aunt like you.

Amber Barnett ;)

Lauren said...

Beautiful words, as usual!!

Love you Stella!!

♥ Lauren

Sarah McMullin said...

Nearly 3 months? Such a fun, cute age! I love when they really start interacting.

Beautiful post. <3

The Copeland Family said...

What a sweet tribute! She's got the best AUNT, ever!!!

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