Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dear Jane,

 

Last Sunday was your birthday, and in true middle child fashion, I haven’t had a minute to write a birthday post for you.  You don’t know that, of course, because you don’t read this blog, but hopefully this letter (read in the blog book in years to come), even two days late, will give you less fodder for the therapist…

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Jane, you have been radiating love since the day you were born. In your baby blessing, Heavenly Father blessed you with an ability to make people feel loved and to show them the way to Christ through that love.  People are drawn to you and you have lots of friends, children and adults alike.

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It’s been fun this year to watch you excel in school…sometimes middle children’s abilities go slightly under-noticed, but this year (with your amazing math abilities and 100% spelling test and 4th grade reading level) you made sure we didn’t miss what you could do!  You’ve loved school and made lots of friends and, even if the mornings have a few tears, you come home from school in a happy mood.

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Those tears are just evidence of a personality that exudes emotion.  You laugh louder, and more often, than you cry and we love to include you in an activity, a movie or a joke, because we know you’ll always LOVE it.  You’ve always been a chatter box and hope you never stop sharing with us everything that goes on in your life.

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You are truly beautiful on the outside (how fun!) but you are (more importantly) a kind and determined person on the inside, with a budding testimony of Christ’s Restored Gospel.  We are very proud of you.

Thank you for coming to our home.  Even though you are in the middle, we need you!  You aren’t forgotten and any struggles that come from having older siblings that make you think you don’t measure up, or younger siblings that are frustrating, are good for you and will help you become the person you should be.  We love our Janey-cakes more than anything!

Love,

Mom

17 comments:

Bekah said...

Oh, how sweet is that letter! I loved it and I totally agree with all of what you said Jessica. I love you Jane Brain! You are too much fun! Happy #7!!!

Elizabeth said...

That was a beautiful letter for your sweet middle girl. Happy Birthday Jane!

Tammy said...

So touching, I feel like I know her and how unique she is in a family filled with cute and loving people. How fun! All the personalities........

Happy Birthday Jane, you are GORGEOUS and sound like you are going to be a really cool adult someday, too.

Jeanelle said...

Dear darling, quotable Jane, hope you had a fabulous birthday. Your pie looks delicious!!! :)

G and G Nut said...

Jane is always like a breath of fresh air and sunshine combined,so fun, happy, and FUNNY! Love that girl!
xoxoxo

Shirley said...

Happy Birthday to Jane! Yet another reason to have stayed in that wonderful place LL! Both our middle children (my #3 as well) were apparently born on the same day. I am guessing our girls would have gotten along splendidly! Something about those middles and their highs and lows of emotions. You can't help but love them to pieces!

Cami said...

Love this letter. Such a sweet tribute to your little one.

Carie said...

I have a few things to say:

1. I love Jane, I feel like we are kindred spirits.
2. I love this letter.
3. I am a middle child.
4. Avery has that pink shirt. It is a pain to iron but SO cute.

Lauren in GA said...

What a beautiful letter to your beautiful Jane. Even though I only know her through pictures and stories I can somehow feel how loving and sweet she is.

I love what you said to her, Jessica. It was lovely.

7 is so big.

nurse graham said...

So beautiful, that letter to your beautiful Jane. She is a doll.

Tristan said...

Jane is so beautiful! What a sweet post! She is such a cute girl!

Happy Birthday Jane!

Randi said...

Lilli said,"I am becoming better friends with Jane. She helped me get a chocolate donut that I wanted. She is really nice. " So, add that to your book too. :)

LOVE Jane. She is a perfect sweetheart.

Tessa said...

That's a beautiful letter. Gesh, where are my tissues? :) Happy Birthday Jane!

jessica said...

Love that girl! Edee and Jane definitely need each other...being in the middle is tough stuff.

Sweet letter, she will love it. I wish my mom would have written me letters like that when I was little.

J'net said...

Great post!

Rochelleht said...

I swear your Jane is my Grace and my Jane is your Emma. Crazy!

JesseniaT_Or怡臻ndorf said...

人有兩眼一舌,是為了觀察倍於說話的緣故。..................................................