Lydia, you have no idea how much we love you.  You are the sweetest baby we have ever met.  You smile all the time and if we glance your way you are returning a huge grin.  You giggle when we play patty cake and when we tickle your tummy.  You sleep when it is time to sleep and you play when it is time to play.

Lydia, please forgive me for not having hours of video recorded of your first 4 months.  Maybe I can make it up to you by sharing hours of conversation a few years down the road…while your brother and dad play video games together.

Of course, the lack of attention you are receiving is mostly your brother’s fault…but you also have no idea how much he loves you.  He talks about you all the time, when you are sleeping…”Ee-ah?” and when you are playing…”Ee-ah!”.  He will sit and watch you and he sings to you when you are sad.  He loves to give you kisses and hold your hand when we pray for both of you at night.

And it doesn’t even have to be said that you have stolen your daddy’s heart.  He will love and protect you for the rest of your life.

Lydia, thanks for being the sweetest thing ever, I pray one day you will know just how much we love you and that our love is nothing without God first loving us.

“We love because he first loved us.”

1 John 4:19