Thursday, May 26, 2011

To my Georgia, on her 4th Birthday

Oh my dear, my Georgie-Girl, you have no idea how much I love you.  You add your own unique sparkle to our family, with your curly hair, bright blue eyes, and endless giggles (and whines).  I can't imagine us without you.  You have a larger-then-life personality and bring so much to our family.  You are a bewitching little imp of a girl, all highs and lows, flares and simmers.  People are simply captivated by you and have been since you were just an itty bitty thing.  They're drawn to you, never knowing whether their hand will be bitten or kissed.  Remember never to take advantage of them, Georgia.  Give them a reason to love you.  You are fiercely loyal and endlessly loving to your friends and family.  While you might give the cold shoulder to strangers, you give so much love with endless kisses and cuddles to those you love.  Auntie Stephie, who is possibly your favorite person e.v.e.r. (shhh! don't tell MiMi ;) can attest to that!  Having a brother 19 months older then you and a sister 17 months younger has some advantages, and one of those is your incredible closeness to them.  They are your best friends and I hope that never changes.




You are so much fun, Little Miss.  You love all things pink and sparkly (of course) but most things rough-and-tumble too.  You have zero issue with playing in the mud in your high heels and tiara.  I love that about you.  You were born to break stereotypes (just like the one that girls are easier to potty-train then boys.  You blew that one out of the water :P).  You've finally started getting into pretending you're a mommy and playing house.  I think it's something that being around Scarlett has taught you since it comes so naturally to her.  I love to see the two of you being Mommies together.  Georgia, you ADORE dancing and singing and would do it all day, everyday if you could.  You're even constantly trying to dance in the aisle during the hymns at church. You love to sing along to Lover, Lover by Jerrod Niemann, Lesley Gore's Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows, Party In The USA by Miley Cyrus (you call it the Butterfly Song), Justin Bieber's Baby (I swear I had nothing to do with it.  You starting liking that one all on your own), Simon and Garfunkel's Cecilia, and Golden by Mika.  You are very into princesses (what little girl isn't, really?), with your current fave being The Little Mermaid.  I hope you'll never grow out of the knowledge that you are truly a heavenly princess, a daughter of the celestial king.



Out of all of my children, you, Georgia, my Georgia, are the most like me.  You talk like me, fight like me, and think like me (note the talking one is in expression only, since your natural smoker's voice is all your own ;).  If it was possible for a mama to have a not-so-little piece of herself walking around in the big ol' world all on her own, you would be it, Georgia Me.  I worry about the day you realize our similarities and start rebelling against them, as daughters are prone to do.  As much as the thought breaks my heart, you wouldn't be you if you didn't have that mile-wide defiant streak and struck out on your own in the world.  Remember, my Georgia, being stubborn and defiant is a good thing, if you are stubborn and defiant for the right things.  It's what Grandad always told me and I'm telling you.


We love you, Georgie Porgie, Puddin' and Pie!  The mere thought of you makes me smile.  You add sparkle wherever you go and we're so darn happy you're in our family!  Happy Birthday, Birthday Girl!


Here's to you, Darlin'...


11 comments:

Alabama Apples said...

Oooh, beautiful! She is truly a spectacular little girl. Auntie Libby loves, loves, loves you!!! Happy Birthday, sparkling little Georgie!!!

Alaina and Mitchell said...

SOOO cute! I just love her! I wish I knew your kiddos better in person! (But getting to know them from your blog is fun, too!) I love your birthday letters. I hope I can continue that same tradition!

Sheffer's said...

happy birthday, georgia!!! We sure love you over here! :) I love her deep little voice & how she uses it to get what she wants. :)

Jennae said...

Tell her Happy Birthday! for me. She is a spunky little girl that I adore!

Steph said...

I'm not sure what's up with me lately, but I'm such a baby getting all teary-eyed over this. Ray Charles sure had it right when he sang "Georgia on my mind...", because nothing could be truer for me. That little sparking, prancing, princess has had me captivated since the word "go". I love her like she is my own (and have often begged her to come be my daughter). She has some sort of funny attachment to her family...I dunno. *shrug* ;) Give
that sweet, twinkly birthday girl a love from her Auntie Steph. Happy birthday, Georgie. You make Auntie's heart sing.

KT said...

What a sweet tribute to Georgia. I was getting teary eyed. She is lucky to be so loved, and she has a great mom to encourage that spunk and spirit! Hope her birthday was happy!

Monica Lifferth said...

What an incredibly sweet letter to a beautiful little girl. Hope her birthday was wonderful!

Zachary said...

Happy Birthday Georgia...and let me reiterate what your Mother told you...you ARE most like her.

Just what this world needs...:)

Caldwell Family said...

What a beautiful post to Georgia! Happy birthday little girl!

Aubrey said...

Happy Birthday Miss Georgia. And I know you will hate this when you get older, but trust me, being like your mother isn't a bad thing. She's an amazing woman as I'm sure you will be one day.

holyoak said...

I must comment on this. Georgia, your mom is my baby doll and you are hers. She has such spirit and drive. So do you. As she has told you, this is a good thing! Heavenly Father likes spirited children, they are his leaders. But remember, it is good to be stubborn and strong willed as long as you are strong willed and stubbornly on Heavenly Father's side. If not, then you are working for the wrong side. I promise, if you are on Heavenly Father's side, you will be on your mom's side, and of course granddad's too. I LOVE YOU!!