Saturday, October 18, 2008

Our Last Saturday without Kate...

It's hard for me to believe that today is the last Saturday without Kate... Our last Saturday ever as a family of just 6. Next Saturday, we will be SEVEN! And so to my precious, sweet, adorable, Mei Mei who will be three in 9 days (where has time gone?) I just wanted to let you know how much I love you...

Being your big sister is my greatest joy. I absolutely love being the one you refer to as "sissy." I love the way I ask for a kiss and you pucker your lips up and give me the biggest kisses. I love the way you squeeze me in a big hug and whisper, "I lub you, Sissy!" I love the way you say SUPER DEE DUPER. I love the way you smile when I get you up after your nap... how you greet me when I've been gone. I love the way you told me that you were like Humpty Dumpty after you took a tumble yesterday. I love your closed mouth, round faced smiles... How you are always joking and tell me say, "I'm just teasin' you!" I love the way you always want to help out with anything. I love everything about you. The past 22 months best 22 months of my life. I want you to know that I love you SO much and nothing will EVER change that. You are so excited to go to China and get Kate. You excitedly tell everyone possible who will listen to you that YOU are going to have a little sister. I know that you are going to make an AMAZING big sister, precious girl. However, I know that although you say you are excited, you don't fully understand what is about to happen in your life... however, I want you to know that no matter what, I love you so much. You will always be my boo-baby. ALWAYS. I know that it will take some getting used to (sharing your role) but in time you are going to LOVE having a little sister... a constant play mate!

And so... I just wanted to remind you how much I love you. There is no greater joy for me than being your big sister.

5 comments:

Carla said...

So excited for you guys leaving. I have to know what kit you got that cute ladybug from on your new blog look. It looks great, but I NEED that Ladybug!!

Lauren said...

This is so exciting!!

Holly said...

I am so eager to follow your journey to China to Kate! I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers these next few weeks as your sweet mei mei is placed in your family's arms. AnnaClaire is going to be such a great big sister....can't wait to see pictures of those too together!

Amy Jo said...

Oh, Emily, you made me cry with your sweet words to AnnaClaire. Wow, your last Saturday before you have her in your arms!!! Can't wait! I pray that God continues to prepare each of your hearts for the big change ahead, especially Precious Kate. Covering all of you and your last minute to-do's in prayer. Love to your fam, Amy

Catherine said...

So excited for you! What precious words to AC sharing your forever love with her!