today is this precious little girl’s birthday. this is my cousin jamie rose <3 she has been one of the best additions to our family.
her life has never been easy. it’s been probably 6 or 7 years since the voice of this little girl was stolen by a sickness. 6 or 7 years ago, we were watching her grow..get stronger..become a little girl. you were talking and everyone who encountered you couldn’t help, but smile.. she would reach out and say hello to everyone she saw..even from the shopping cart.
you always told everyone how much you loved them.. and it has been so hard not to hear your precious voice. i still remember how you would say, “haaaaaaankkkkk.” and then get the biggesttt smile on your face and you would begin to giggle. you memorized “guess how much i love you” and next week in speech class.. i am reading that book..and i’m bringing in a picture of you.. it is your favorite book.
you loved going to mcdonald’s.. you couldn’t wait to be rewarded after the countless doctor visits with some of those salty french fries. i remember going there with you and aunt june..it was one of the best afternoons of my life.. right before you got really sick, your wish was granted by make-a-wish. you went to disney and met all your favorite princesses <3 you are the real princess <3 you got a special room that would help you become more independent..but none of us knew what was to come..
i know you are still in there. i know you understand us. i can tell by the way you respond when we talk to you.. this summer.. we started talking about going in the pool..and you immediately started making noises and throwing your hands up.. you love going in the pool. how about when uncle jon was carrying you and telling you that you were going to sit with grandma.. your smile stretched from ear to ear. we all love you so much.. <3 and i can only pray that one day.. you’ll come back to us.. you’ll be able to tell us all the things that have been trapped inside…
you’re beautiful in every way.. i can’t believe you’re a teenager! i know you have started sleeping in… that’s real teenagerish (: you have made me want to be better.. i am a better person because you have come into my life.. you have made me so appreciative and grateful.. you have showed me God’s unconditional love. you are the most precious little girl in the world… you are my hero.. my role model.. my inspiration..
i love you, jamie rose <3 happy 13th birthday, honey..<3