Wednesday, August 15, 2012


I'm overwhelmed.

You're only three and I'm overwhelmed.  

Overwhelmed by your humor.  

Overwhelmed by your spunk.

Overwhelmed by your independence.

Overwhelmed by your sweetness.

Overwhelmed by your gentleness.

Overwhelmed by your caring.

Overwhelmed by your toughness.

Overwhelmed by your light.

Overwhelmed by the joy you bring.

Overwhelmed by you.

Your love.

My love for you.

No words could adequately explain the depth of my love for you.  Nothing I could say could possibly express the gratitude that I have in my heart for you.

  Out of all the little girls in the whole world how did I get the best one?

Happy Birthday, my sweet Grace.  I am so proud and honored to be your mama.  I love you with all of my heart. 

Love, Mom  


Tabor said...

My goodness. You are blessed!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

What a gift she is to you!
And the spitting image of you, too.
Happy Birthday, Grace!

Carol said...

This is so purely beautiful, Kat! I know how much you wanted a girl...and she's ALL girly girl! I hope you're making these special pages into a book for her to keep forever. I know there's a company that enables you to do it! xoxoxoxo

Jeni said...

If at times we all happen to get "overwhelmed" by things in our lives, isn't it great though when it is being overwhelmed by one of the best things life has to offer us -our children and/or grandchildren? She's gorgeous, simply gorgeous!

Jill Wellington said...

This brought tears to my eyes. Every little girl needs to hear your precious words from their mama!

Elaine A. said...

So precious and sweet! She's like your "Mini Me"!!!

Happy Birthday sweet Grace!! xoxo

Meagan said...

Awww...she's so cute! What a sweet post. She's blessed to have such a loving mama! :)

Hilary said...

Holy smokes how did she get to be 3 so soon?

Beautiful Grace... Happy Birthday, little sweetheart!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Oh my Goodness, Kat, she is beautiful and looking SO grown up.
I remember when you got pregnant with her! How can she be THREE???
Happy, Happy Birthday to Grace!

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

What a lovely birthday letter! Happy Birthday to an adorable little girl!

Wisconsin Girl said...

She looks older in these pictures...did turning 3 make her older all of a sudden??? :) Such a cute collections of photos and wonderful words to share your love with her. It's impossible to put how we feel about our kids into words...that is a bit overwhelming:) Looks like it was a fun birthday!

Riahli said...

Awwwwww, fairy birthday, cuteness! She is so adorable!

lime said...

happy belated birthday to grace!

Karen Deborah said...

OMG for reals? on my brothers birthday no less. Happy birthday sweet girl!!!!

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

Sheesh? Seriously? Already. It's crazy I tell you!

Happy very belated birthday, Grace!

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson