My Dear Olivia,
Four years ago you entered this world with more flair than I ever could have imagined. I should have known from the moment that you were born that you would always make our lives interesting. There is not a day that passes that you do not bring a smile to the faces of those around you.
You also have a way of challenging us that teaches us a little more about patience and persistence everyday. You express yourself with so much gusto and without hesitation. I cannot help but be inspired by your enthusiasm for the people and things that you love.
You love to talk and it seems that you only stop when you are asleep or completely entranced by the things that you love. Art, books, fashion, food, and your brother are a few of your favorites.
You have such a big heart baby girl. You display such independence and are more than willing to help others if you feel that they need it (or don’t). You still climb in bed with us almost every night and snuggle right into my arms. The sore elbow and shoulder are a small price to pay to be able to wake up with you next to me. I know that one day you will stop sneaking into bed with us and I will miss the feel of you in my arms so until then I embrace it.
My baby girl, you are so loved and it is such a pleasure and a blessing to be able to watch you grow up into the wonderful girl God intends for you to be.
I love you.