My dear little muffiny,
Tonight I will write you a little note to put in your stocking, since there is nothing else I can put in there for you except my love. It was excruciatingly hard to hang your stocking up there this evening, remembering the ballerina barbie and hello kitty stamp and coloring books and music box thingie that filled it up last year. Your stocking will look empty this year, but it will be bursting at the seams with my love, your daddy’s love, your brothers’ love, Granny’s, Opa’s, Holland and Sarah and Joseph’s love…and the love of so many more people.
You have left a legacy, my little muffin. You brought sparkles and laughter into our home while you were still here and you taught me to relish in everything girly. When you went to Jesus you taught us to see the eternal value of things and to cherish those things that are important. Jesus has shown us that his grace can follow us anywhere, through you.
We will always count ourselves blessed because you graced our lives with your hugs and smiles and giggles and quirks and yes, even your pouts.
You are missed here, and loved here, we cherish you in our hearts always and can’t wait to see you again soon.
Until then…hugs, sweetie pie. Let Jesus lavish all the love that is in our hearts for you, on you tonight.