First an apology, many years ago I started this tradition of writing a letter on your birthday and I have to confess the last few years I haven't quite managed. I should have and I am really sorry. Life got a bit overwhelming and it never quite made it to "paper". This is nothing to with you, mummy should have planned a bit better.
But here you are, having just turned 6! And I want to re-instigate the letter writing tradition.
Lydia, you are a beautiful girl and you know what you love.
- You love purple (I think I have conditioned you given your namesake sold purple cloth).
- You love your sisters.
- You love Elise and Erin.
- You love making mischief.
- You love an adventure.
- You love a bit of dressing up (come as you please day at school and you were adament you would be a unicorn!)
You love a good role play game, like Mummies and babies, or cats and dogs, or pincesses and unicorns. You and Esther can while away many an hour lost in a wee imaginary world.
Last year you started school and after lockdown meant that you had an unconventional first year, you are loving school again this year. You love learning, mainly just now you are learning about words and how to read them and write them. You are getting so good. You have an awesome smile when you get something write. Your happiness is infectious. You make other people happy too.
You are kind (when you want to be) would always make sure that everything is fair. You look after people. I am proud of you for this.
You are desperate to be seen as a big girl. I have to remind myself that just because you are one of the "little two" doesn't mean you're little (I am sorry for when I get that wrong). You are turning into a beautiful big girl. Full of adventure and a desire to push yourself. You are currently working incredibly hard to learn to do a hand stand. I know you will manage.
You love to throw yourself wholeheartedly into something, as this muddy trip to the park can attest. Yours are the middle legs and you were absolutely the first to go in...
You find joy in the smallest things, I pray this will never leave you
You also find joy in the biggest things
Mummy loves you. I love you so much.
My prayer for this year in many ways is a prayer for me. I pray we can help you come to know God more, Jesus better and the Holy Spirit as a real friend.
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6
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