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…
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.
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.
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.
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!