Monday, January 2, 2012

Life in Alphabet - A

is for Amy. Since starting my new look blog, I haven't mentioned her name, to protect her privacy, but I thought for this one post, I would make an exception. On the spur of the moment, I decided to post my "Life in Alphabet." With 'Little Spring' being such a big part of my life, how could I go passed using her name for the letter "A?" Amy was, and is, such a huge answer to prayer. I can't believe that she's been in my life coming up to 3 years in August. Actually, she's been in our lives much longer than that... since November 2008 when we found out we were pregnant with our beautiful daughter (although we didn't know she was our beautiful daughter until she was placed in my arms seconds after she was born!).

Of course, Amy has her moments (currently going through the 'Terrible Twos' you hear so much about!) and she has such a streak of stubbornness (I have NO idea where she gets that from (says I with tongue-in-cheek!), but I love that feeling when I look at her and my heart skips a beat and I get butterflies in my stomach because of the rush of love in a moment.

I love that I always miss her when she's sleeping. When she's sleeping, that's my time to take a nap, catch up on things I need to do, or spend time doing something I want to do for myself. But, I still miss her when she sleeps. So quiet, calm, content, I just want to pick her up and cuddle her and squeeze her tight while rocking in our special glider chair that was bought before she was born to nurse her in and is now used for cuddles, comfort, prayers before bed and reading stories together.

I love her creativity. For Christmas, she got an easel and a paint set. She also got some stencils and more paint from her family in Victoria. She absolutely loves painting and constantly asks to paint! I don't know why I bother dressing her in the morning... instead of putting a smock on her to protect her clothes, Cairns weather makes it easy to just strip her down to her nappy and let her paint to her heart's content... on the paper... on her arms... on her legs... on her nappy... and even on the puppy were were dog-sitting while its owners were on holidays. Oh, did I mention she likes painting the floor and doors as well!? Thank goodness Crayola products all wash off so very easily!

I love the new words she tries constantly now. My favourite is "cuggles, mummy". (Translation: "Cuddles, Mummy.") Every day she surprises me with new words she knows, that I didn't know she knew!

I love how she loves to pray. And bless Mummy and Daddy at night, before bed (and anyone else who's in the house at the time!).

I love her love of music! She always asks for music to play. Depending on the beat, she'll start dancing to the music. She's got quite a rhythm! She loves a broad range of music... from Playschool to rock!

I could go on and on about the things I love about my little angel... but I'll stop here and just share these precious 'few' things with you!

What's not to love about this gorgeous girl, with the huge smile that always appears when a camera does... ready to take a picture!

I'd love to follow your "Life in Alphabet" too, so if you'd like to play along, please paste your link to your post in my comments section below and I'll be sure to read!

PS FYI - the letter at the beginning of the post was done by me in the MyMemories software program I was given. Don't forget that you have a chance to win a copy for yourself, so be sure to enter here. I promise that it's all legit and there's no catch... purely an opportunity to get a free copy of a great software program that was given to me for free to review and giveaway.

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