Emily Kate, you are a joy to my soul.
Your baby days are flying by, yet at the same time it feels like you've always been a part of our lives. I'm treasuring the babyhood so much more this time around because I know how quickly you'll grow and change. In a year you won't be a baby anymore. And though I feel oh so tired now, I know I'll miss the feeling of having a tiny little you snuggled in my arms.
You are just a wonderful baby. Very pleasant and well tempered. The LORD knew with a busy, precocious toddler to keep up with I needed a well tempered baby who could go with the flow.
Your sister got so excited about you smiling today. I hope that you'll grow up to be very good friends. I've heard sisters are a wonderful and unique bond and I hope you two will be friends for a lifetime. And only very rarely raid each other's closets without permission.
I love and treasure you so very much, Emily Kate.