Friday, March 25, 2011

Sweet Caroline

9 years ago today my identity changed. I never imagined how quickly something so tiny would make such a huge impression . . . how in literally seconds, my heart swelled with love until it almost burst.

I love to tell Caroline that even if we had 100 kids (and oh my we will NOT), she is the one who made me a mommy. And now here we are, 9 years later, and I am struggling to believe that this sweet little smiley baby is growing up right in front of me

A little bigger, but still just as sweet and smiley

Dear Jenny Caroline, Care -Bear, Princess Mother, Sissy . . .

Sweet, sweet girl. You capture hearts in a moment. You definitely had your daddy's and mine with in seconds of being born. (Well, truthfully, were hooked as soon as we found out about you!) And as soon as your Nana and Papa and Mimi and Grandpa and Granny held you in the hospital, they were snookered too!

You are the most sensitive girl I know. You pick up on emotions and feelings that others are having and you respond to them. In the nursery, you always went over to the kids that were crying and tried to help them feel better. I love that you are a loyal daughter, sister, and friend. I know that other people's feelings are well cared for by you and that you are a trustworthy companion.

You are also so responsible. Sometimes I forget how old you really are and when you act your age,  I am not sure what to do. You can have conversations with adults and be trusted to do things around the house that are beyond your years. I will never forget how well you took care of me (and everything else) when I had the flu!!

And, Caroline, YOU ARE FUN! You have a great laugh and a quick sense of humor. You make things more fun than they already are with your enthusiasm. Even when you are sick, I am amazed by how much you smile and look for things to enjoy. That positive spirit and attitude will take you far!

Most of all, I love your heart. You have a heart that is inhabited by Jesus and He shines through you! I am excited to see you reading your Bible and memorizing verses. Your daddy and I are looking forward to seeing you baptized and watching you grow in your relationship with the Lord. We are so thankful to Him for giving you to us! What a privilege it is to be Jenny Caroline Bass's parents.

We love you, sweet girl! We are proud to be your Mommy and Daddy! HAPPY, HAPPY 9th BIRTHDAY!!!


  1. I am crying. I have loved her all her life. Happy Birthday Caroline. I couldn't have prayed for a better friend for Maggie. God knew life wasn't going to be easy for Mags so he created Caroline to make it a little bit better. I have enjoyed watching you grow and it has been an entertaining show. Love my Maggie and Caroline show!

  2. Well now I am crying . . . if you have to respray me you have no one to blame but yourself! We love Maggie and the Jacksons too!

    - Caroline ( 9 year old )