Happy Birthday Madeline!

My darling baby turned 2! I cannot believe that just 2 years ago we were hearing the baby cries of a little girl that had just entered our lives, and here we go again about to enter upon that journey with another little one due any day now!

Dear Madeline,

May you always know you are loved. Know that you are cherished beyond words, and that I am honored God gave you to me to take care of while you are here on this Earth. You are a special gift that I learn so much from, all while seeing the world through your eyes. It is the joy of my heart to see you learn and conquer new things, to watch you try and never give up, and to see your personality emerge, grow and change as time goes by. It is my prayer that I can always watch over you and guide you through life’s storms, and that you will allow me to continue to do so until that day when I need to relinquish you into another’s arms. And even then, know that I will always be in the wings. As Lee Ann Womack puts it ever so eloquently…I hope you dance!


The idea for the ric rac pinafore dress came from this Pinterest Pin, and you can find a free pinafore tutorial at Smashed Peas and Carrots. Lastly, the idea for the felt number pin came from Sew Together.

Happy Birthday sweetheart!!!

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Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit is the founder and creative director behind the me sew crazy blog, as well as SewSet.com, 5 & 10 Designs, GNO Events, and co-editor of STYLO. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and 3 children.
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  1. says

    Awwwww nothing like making another Mom’s heartstrings to be pulled first thing in the morning. Awesome letter to your daughter.

    Happy Birthday Madeline!

  2. says

    Aw, I love that dress, and she looks so grown up! And you’ve got me all misting up over here, more than just a little bit. Isn’t it just heartwarming/terrible watching them grow? I’m so excited for you to get to watch her turn into a big sister. My little big girl… aw, she just takes my breath away with how much she loves her baby sister, and it just kills me how much that love goes both ways. Olivia gets very excited when Nicole enters a room, and reaches for her, big smile on her face. Siblings… such a beautiful thing!

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