Tuesday, July 6, 2010

My Sophia


Well, last night was the last time I would kiss you good night as a ten year old. Miss Sophia you are now ELEVEN!

My Sophia, if someone wanted to give me a million dollars to describe you in one word, I would have to walk away. It is not possible. You are complicated yet, simple. You are a child yet, some days you are the adult. Your name means wisdom, and if you learn how to listen to your heart you will become very wise. The head is not always right. Leave logic behind once in awhile and let yourself take flight.

Your talents are endless, and I stand in awe of that. I have never seen you study yet you breeze through year after year of school with the greatest of ease. You are a walking dictionary, able to spell words that are not yet in your vocabulary.

Your athletic abilities are abundant as well. Whatever you do , you do well. I remember when you were about four or five years old we put in soccer. Your coach walked up to us one day and said he never saw a kid play like you did. Calculating and aggressive. A perfect combination for the soccer field.

But, in a flash you could become a graceful ballerina, a tumbling, high flipping gymnast, a runner, a tennis player, and a cook!

Miss S, your possibilities are endless!

You are a shining star. And your mine! Lucky me!!

You thrive on love and time with the family. You are a protector by nature. And in your special way you look out for us all. Thank you.


You definitely put some sparkle and zip in to life around here! Being born right after the Fourth of July was perfect for you, my little firecracker! You keep us jumping.

Welcome to ELEVEN! Enjoy the next 365 days. Use them WISELY and don't waste any of them. Love us all every day, as we love you. And always remember to keep Jesus in your heart. He is your best friend.

Happy Birthday Miss Sophia!

I love you more...









17 comments:

mandd3 said...

Beautiful post, Stephanie. And Happy Birthday to Beautiful Sophia

missy said...

Beautiful. Happy Birthday Sophia!! xo

Michelle said...

DO you have to make me cry first thing?? So sweet! Happy Birthday Sophia, enjoy your childhood, it will pass by so swiftly!

The VW's said...

Happy Birthday Sophia!!! You sound like an amazing lady! (I have a 10 1/2 year old boy who I'd love for you to meet in about 20 years! :) ) It sounds like you are loved very much! Have a great day! HUGS!!!

Sophia said...

thank you mamma.

my family said...

happy birthday Sophia
{hugs}

Lacey said...

Happy birthday sweet girl! A girl after my own dancer/gymnast heart! Have a great day!

Rochelle said...

I agree with Michelle, you should have added a warning to have tissues handy...

Happy birthday Sophia, hope it is a wonderful day and year for you. You are such an amazingly beautiful young woman, can't wait to watch you fly.

Heather said...

Happy Birthday Sophia.Our family knows first hand the beauty overflowing that young heart of yours and we know that the next eleven will be filled with much more of the same.Hope you have a wonderful day.

Many slobbery kisses from Miss Zoey!

Denise said...

What a beautiful tribute to Sophia. Happy Birthday Dear Girl!! I love how you are always able to put your kids' strengths and personalities into such a wonderful post. I always want to do that but never can come up with the words. Hope you guys have a great day today.

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday Sophia......(I actually just wished her one personally...on her blog)!! She is quite the little lady, Stephanie!! And an amazing big sister!! I hope you are all enjoying this HOT, HOT DAY!!!!

BTW, We still need to make a plan to meet up this summer:)

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

hope you all enjoyed celebrating sophia's birthday :) HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sophia!!!

LizBeth said...

Such a lovely young lady!

Mom Of Many said...

Awwww, Sophia!! You are the same age as Liberty...how fun is that? Now if we could just come apple pickin' over your way...that would be PERFECT!! xo And have a really, really, Happy Birthday!

Paula said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SOPHIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!U R THE BEST COUSIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love,
Paula

Anonymous said...

Dla Sophii
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scrappy quilter said...

Awe what a precious daughter...I can just tell by what mom has written. Wishing you a wonderful birthday.