I love my little girl. I want big things for her. Strike that, I want huge things for her. I want her to fill every measure of her creation. I want her to know how beautiful she is. I want her to know how much I love her. I want her to learn how to be a well rounded person. I want her to learn that she can do hard things. I want her to be a strong, independent girl. More than anything, I want her to know she is a daughter of God. I want her to understand that she has a divine destiny that no one else can fill except her. I want her to know that if she listens, Heavenly Father will help her to change lives. He will use her as an instrument to do amazing things, if only in the lives of those closest to her. I want, just like every parent wants for their daughter, for her to feel secure and loved and I want her to want great things for herself. I hope the be able to express my love for her in ways that she will understand. I want to be a Christ like parent to her and her brother and any other siblings that they may have. I want the best for her and I fear every day that I will not be adequate in teacher her to be strong.
When I was pregnant with this little girl, I heard this quote: “Let her sleep for when she wakes, she will move mountains.” I guess it was originally said by Bonaparte about China, but lets not think about that. Let’s think about the fact that this quote is empowering, but also perfect for a nursery. Now, just two months shy of her first birthday, I finally got around to creating this picture. I had a frame in mind for it for awhile, one that I had been given by my mother in law. I used some scrapbook paper I had on hand to decorate it a little bit. Here is what I came up with.