Josephine at 6 months

Sweet baby girl,

Today you are 6 months old, and I am sad, and happy about that… but mostly sad.

I wanted you to stay this tiny for longer.

But, I guess you have to start growing up.

What a sweet and precious baby you are.

Your smile is gorgeous and you share it SO freely. That is my favorite thing about you at this age. You make everyone around you smile with how happy and joyful you are. You smile at ANYONE who smiles at you.

I also can’t get enough of your soft squishy cheeks. I love when I snuggle my face against yours and you just keep your cheek against mine… that is the best.

Your brother and sister love you SO much… maybe a little too much at times… but you are tough, and you don’t seem to mind their smothering kisses and hugs. They are always excied to see you and they both love to play with you, read to you, show you toys, and help feed you.

Yeah, you are a big girl now. A big 6 month old who eats rice cereal, has her 2 bottom teeth (they just popped through the other day), belly laughs when we blubble you, says “Da-Da- Da-Da”, and almost sits on her own.

I know you may be in a hurry to be big like J and Ray, but please for Mommy’s sake, slow down and stay my little baby for a long, long time! :))

And to think that I said I was done after 2 kids…

It’s a good thing your Daddy knew our family wouldn’t be complete without a 3rd.

And now that you are a part of our lives, I can not imagine a day without you in it- without your smiles, giggles, and sweet gazes.

I will count every day I am allowed as your Mommy, an honor.

Thank you for being such a precious gift to your Daddy and me. We love you sweet Jojo Bean.

Love, Mommy

(and, one of my favorites…ever.)

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  • August 16, 2011 - 3:46 pm

    Bethany Smith - LOVE everything about this post! Definitely brought a tear to my eye knowing that little Landon is right behind her. She is truly beautiful!

  • August 17, 2011 - 3:17 pm

    Aunt Jacque Frenzel Dockery - OMG! Such a beautiful declaration. Your youngest is extraordinarily beautiful, but I believe that’s a reflection of God’s love in her parents who honor Him, and all your children are His blessing upon you. Well done!

    You are loved.

  • August 18, 2011 - 11:44 pm

    Stephanie - LOVE this whole post!!! Pictures! Writing! I can soooo relate to what you wrote Sarah!!! It was so wonderful getting to see and spend the day with you guys yesterday and to see sweet Jojo and to watch her and Hudson interact 🙂

  • August 19, 2011 - 2:20 am

    Debi Wandrey (The Mema) - Yes, Sarah she is such a gift! I just love the pic of Jackson feeding her! Jo is such special little love with such a loving and sweet disposition. Even through the teething thing she tries to keep smiling and be her “normal” happy cheery self. I even love her drooling on me!! Love you Jo Jo–Mema!!

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