Friday, April 03, 2015


Dear Lottie,
Happy THIRD birthday!  It's your golden birthday today! 
Today on your birthday and as your mother, I want you to know something for certain.
I want you to know without a doubt, that you are a daughter of God.
You have divine purpose on this glorious earth. 
You were made to do great things Charlotte.
I know you are only three, and you aren't reading this today, but someday you will read this. 
And everyday until you can read (and even after),  I will remind you of who you are and what you can become.
I echo what Jeffery R. Holland said to all the young girls and women all over the world:

"I want you to be proud you are a woman. I want you to feel the reality of what that means, to know who you truly are. You are literally a spirit daughter of heavenly parents with a divine nature and an eternal destiny.  That surpassing truth should be fixed deep in your soul and be fundamental to every decision you make as you grow into mature womanhood. There could never be a greater authentication of your dignity, your worth, your privileges, and your promise. Your Father in Heaven knows your name and knows your circumstance. He hears your prayers. He knows your hopes and dreams, including your fears and frustrations. And He knows what you can become through faith in Him." 

You are a miracle in my life Charlotte.  Thank you for blessing me everyday with strength, courage, patience, love and giving me the honor of being your mother forever and always. 
No, seriously, always.
And just so you know,  I will always be your biggest fan. 

-love, Mama.

{Lottie 2 weeks,  photographed by Blue Lily in 2012)