There is something about being a parent to a little girl. Such a special bond we have with Paisley Allyn.
This weekend I took a step back and just watched. Watched her eat, think, breath, laugh, play, listen, sleep, yes throw a fit, and cry. Her sweet spirit reflects through her eyes, her silly side with a giggle and dimple in her right cheek, her pouty lip when she is in trouble or upset. Oh, how I never want to forget these tiny slivers of her childhood. Those images that I pray will be imprinted in my mind for eternity. This stage goes too fast but it is such a blessing to watch her grow up into a sweet little girl and eventually, a woman.
If you read this someday, Paisley, I pray that you know how special you are. That your Daddy and I try our best to soak up every little special moment of you. We cherish you more than you know. We love you more than we could ever express. There is nothing that we wouldn’t do for you and we hope you know that we do all things in love to raise you to the best of our ability.
We want you to know that YOU are a daughter of the one true KING. There is no other way. He made you special. You have a purpose in this world and no matter how difficult it may seem to find it, it is there. It is beautiful, and do not ever stray from it. Lay your treasures up in Heaven baby girl. This world is not permanent, thank you Jesus. I just know that you will do wonderful things. You are beautiful and so, so loved. I am so thankful for the time we have been given to be your parents.
“Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quite spirit, which is so precious to God.” 1 Peter 3:3-4