My 2 Cents


This little album is something I've been working on and off on for awhile and is very special to me.... it was made as my gift for Sailer's 1st birthday. I entitled it "My 2 Cents" because it is a book of advice for her re: life, love, and everything in between.


Here are page 2 & 3 along with my journaling...

Sailer, this book is to celebrate your 1st Birthday. Wow- where has the past year gone? I love you more than you'll ever know- so much so my heart aches when I just look at you lying in your crib. I started this little book with the intention of just highlighting some of your funniest moments from the last year, but it turned into more of a diary of what I pray you become. As the title reflects, it's my "2 cents" on what I hope, pray & dream for you. Sweet girl, you are my dream come true. I love you and Happy Birthday, Mommy

I wish for you
(1) to know, love and fear God...He's the only one who'll never let you down.
(2) to find love, plain and simple.
(3) for you to always be kind and respectful to others (no matter their circumstances)
(4) to have wealth, and not just the financial kind.
(5) to love being a mom as much as I do (if you decide that's your path.)
(6) find joy in all you do.


Here are page 4 & 5 along with my journaling...

Sailer, just as the pic shows, you live out loud! I hope you're always passsionate and live life to its fullest. Don't sit on the sidelines (unless you have to). Don't be a bystander. Be confident. Be a player. Be a lover. Be a friend. Be anything you feel you're meant to be. Never settle. Always fly to the highest peak you can. Should you fall, I'll catch you.

Here are page 6 & 7 along with my journaling...

Rules of the Game
Number of Players: 2
Objective of the Game: Forever
Equipment Required: I'll let you figure it out....

Sailer, First and foremost, my hope for you is to marry a Godly man * who makes you a better person but loves you just as you are; * who encourages and aids you in attaining anything you dream to achieve; * who looks at you with renewed love and respect daily; * who is a gentleman; * who loves and protects your family above all else; * who is honest, hard-working, passionate, loyal, loving, patient and kind; * who is someone you look at and are proud of daily; * who makes you laugh out loud; * who is your best friend not just your lover. Just find someone who makes you happy and adores you MORE than I do. (Because I can't give you to someone who loves you any less.) Love is what you should live for, pray for, dream for. It begins and ends wars for a reason. It is paramount. And p.s. you have all my love.


Here are page 8 & 9 along with my journaling...

Remember to laugh way more than you cry. Try to find the good in others as opposed to seeing their faults. Try to look at the world for its possibilities and not its shortcomings. Life is way too short to be negative- so girlie, think positive and believe in others as well as yourself. Let your hair down & enjoy the ride!

Here are page 10 & 11 along with my journaling...

3-26-07, the day I became a mom was my proudest moment. I pray you experience that joy one day.

And the final page...

So for whatever my two cents are worth, no matter what you do or who you become, you always have a place in this house.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my sappy love letter to my baby. xoxo, the mommy

5 comments:

ricanlaw said...

Beautiful and priceless. She is truly going to treasure such a meaningful gift.

Susan said...

I recognize this pretty book! Butyou have taken it to the next level. What a priceless and gorgeous gift to Sailer. It will be so very special to her all her life.
Susan

Barbara said...

what a precious book! Makes the heart go 'ping!'

A Treasure!

Nicole said...

Tara this is simply beautiful. You have captured exactly what this craft is about. Sailor will be able to feel the love you have for her through this book, because I sure do. Again, wonderful wonderful job.

Chrispea said...

wow, just gorgeous!!