Dear Katie Grace,
Today you are 6.
This day 6 years ago you blew into our world, according to us you were 2 weeks late, however you were perfectly on your time. A time frame we continued to live on all the days we had you.
If I were being forthright I am not quite sure how to celebrate you today. Last year was simply the 1st year and it was so mixed with the beauty and sadness of your graduation, I think we just got by. This second year seems to demand something different from me, its like a call from within to know how we are going to remember you every year. You know what would be the most like you, is to make the tradition a thing we revisit every year. To be consistently inconsistent. I mean for all who knew you, they know, that was your MO in life. Grammie and I always said if you were anything but tenacious, it was consistently inconsistent.
We miss you here. Although we are joyful always in where you are and who you are with, our flesh can’t help but miss your presence. Your brother misses you sooo much. He is continually asking us for another sibling, we are doing our best but maybe you and the Lord can send us some help on that one. You left an imprint on his heart that I don’t know if we will ever see the fullness of until he is grown.
This year has held a lot of changes for us, we have rested in a way we haven’t in years. Our little family of three has connected and grown in who we are. We have you to thank for that on many levels. I believe a part of your destiny was to come and love us until death with every piece of you so that we had the opportunity to step into who we are. You are ingrained into us, and as much as we try we can’t help but talk about you. About who we are because of you, about what we know because of you, about how we were and are loved because of you. If you hadn’t said yes, and let this day be your birthday, we wouldn’t have had that opportunity.
Thank you baby girl for saying yes to life today. To coming on your own time and doing life on your own terms. For choosing us as your family and gracing us with your presence.
We love you with all of us.
Momma, Daddy and Isaac.