Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Dear Ivy

Daddy and Ivy.... July 31, 2007
Dear Ivy,
It was exactly 3 years, 1 month, and 1 day ago that you entered our world and changed everything. The moment I met you my heart filled with more love than I could have ever expected. Becoming a mommy was the most overwhelming joy I had ever felt. I remember going over every little part of you that night with your Daddy. We were enamoured by your folded ear (which soon was straight), your long skinny toes, eyes and facial expressions that mirrored Daddy's to a tea, and your beautiful lips. God's creation was amazing. You were the best gift we could ever ask for and we could never thank Him enough.

You taught me all I know about how to be a mommy. I let go. I knew I could not be in control and I would ultimately ALWAYS do what was best for you. I prayed each morning and every night that I made good decisions on your behalf. I have begged God for patience when things are tough. I have thanked God for unexpected energy after sleepless nights. I was gifted with motherhood flexibility..... I say motherhood because that is where my flexibility ends! :) I am thankful for all you have let me learn on this mommy journey.

Today I pray for you, my sweet girl. I am so excited for you to meet your baby sister. You have asked about her arrival and well being for months. Over the last few days we have talked so much about becoming a big sister and you are ready to take on the job. I know you will show Tula the ropes of baby dolls, princesses, nail polish, and more. I know you will want to rock her and make sure she has a dry diaper at all times. I know that you will be her protector when Mommy goes back to work and Tula spends the days at Kristy's with you. Tula is so blessed to have a big sister like you. But Ivy know this, Mommy and Daddy love you more today than yesterday because you are that much more special to us. I am praying that you feel our love around you and that you still feel confident that you are still our sweet girl. I want you to know that even when we are sleepy and busy, you are still our IvyGirl. We love you more than any words can explain. Because of you, we have this parenting thing down! Thank you for teaching us all you have in your 3 years, 1 month, and 1 day to better prepare us for Baby Tula's arrival.
You are our sunshine!

I love you,


  1. What a sweet and amazing letter...not a good thing for a pregnant lady to read though, now I'm fighting back tears at the office! Thinking about you today and hoping everything goes well!

  2. How precious. Ivy will enjoy reading that several years down the road. She will be a great big sister and I can't wait to hear about her and Tula's relationship. I'm excited to see pictures of your newest addition. I'm thinking maybe she might even be here by now??

  3. Sarah,
    This brough tears to my eyes and reminded me of the day Sawyer was born. How much life changes for our firstborn's is undescribable! It is important for them to know that we still love them even when someone else enters the picture.
    Good luck today!

  4. This was so sweet. It made me cry. Good tears! Ivy is going to be a great big sister!

  5. Precious words...hope you are keeping a printed copy. I kept a journal too and read through it from time to time. Enjoy your time at home with your sweet girls but we miss you at work :)


Thanks for your encouragement as I travel through this season of life called mommyhood!