Friday, February 18, 2011

Tinker - You're 2!!

On this day, two years ago, I got to hold your little tiny body for the first time. I already knew you. You spoke to me in a special kind of way from the moment I knew you were alive inside of me, which was practically instantaneous.

You are...Nicole, Tinkerpot, Tink, Tinkerbell, Stinkerpot, Tinker, Love Bug, Love, Tinkerdoodle, Coley, Nicolette, Nicoley.

I say, "Good Morning Coley!" You say just as brightly, "Good Morning Coley!"

Your brown eyes mirror my own and your spirit is strong. You are stubborn, willful, bull-headed. Your father and I don't know where you got it but we both insist it was from the other. I suspect you inherited it from both and got a double dose. Good for you - in this world, you'll need it to stay strong and self-assured.

You are lovable...on your terms only. You insist on a good-night kiss every night and it's one of the few times when you offer first. Hugs are rare from you but you always want me to kiss your owies and lick your toes.

You're ticklish on every part of your body and your giggle is so infectious. As a matter of fact, you're loud - passionate about everything. No one is happy when you're not and no one is unhappy when you're happy. Your smile changes everything - your face, the room, anyone in your presence. But we all know when you're mad too. As a last resort, you'll lie face-down on the carpet silent as stone until you realize you're being ignored and then you'll hop up and act as if nothing happened.

You're a climber, a runner, a dancer, a singer, a Nemo lover. You are a marvelous mess maker. You are a candy lover. You're clever, having already found out how to open your sister's closed bedroom door and sleuth where she hides her candy, chapstick, marbles, pens and paint. Your little feet are so chubby they won't fit in any shoes but the very expensive kind although I have boxes and boxes of your sister's. You have a perpetual bruise on your forehead.

Coley, you are the one who made our family complete. We waited for you. I knew we were missing you. We were a wonderful family without you but are united forever as the family God intended now that you are here. I wonder who you will turn into as you grow. One thing I know, I want to be in your life for the rest of mine. I hope to always be your best friend. I pray that I will know how to use your stubborn nature to your advantage and mold you into the kind of woman that your Father in Heaven will be proud of. I am already proud of you and couldn't possibly love you any more. Just keep swimming, baby girl.

Your mom. Happy Birthday Tink.

3 backward glances:

Katie said...

Such a sweet letter. I can't believe she is two already. When you figure out how to sway that stubborn nature in a positive way let me know. My three boys need lessons!

Amy Marie said...

it's pipe dreams Katie. if she's anything like me, she'll sneak out, be as defiant as she can possibly be and regret it all by the time she's 30. Maybe stubborn boys are better???

Elaine said...

What a sweet sweet post! I had goosebumps as I read it. She is so lucky to have such a good mommy!