Sweet Sophia Bean, there was a time, when you first came to our family, that we struggled to make sense of God's plan, but now, even without fully knowing all He has in store, our family just wasn't complete. You were missing. Will we go through trying years? Will you find me irritating beyond belief? Who knows. What I do know is, you bring such sweet joy to our home, to your brothers, our extended family, to your Daddy and I...hear me say it now and hold on to it during those times when you earn a spank and think us unfair, or we send you to your room, or, heaven forbid, keep you from dating a dud, we love you. Now and always. God knew exactly what He was doing. Through growth spurts and bad attitudes, math homework and sports, fashion disagreements and boys, remember that He knew. I know I will.
Love, hugs and kisses,