Monday, June 15, 2009

Happy, Happy Birthday Emily!!!!

Four years ago today, I found the meaning of love. Yes, I love my husband and my family, but this is the kind of love that can only be summed up in one sentence by your parents..."You'll understand when you have kids". From the day we headed out those hospital doors into the BIG world I was suppose to protect Emily from, I knew my life would never be the same.

Her 1st Birthday came way too fast!!! It seemed like I blinked and there it was. I laugh when I think back because I thought to myself "We made it one whole year and she's still alive.......I CAN do this!!!!"

Who am I kidding, all you Emily's birthdays have come too fast!!! Here she is turning 2!!!

At her third birthday party we went to Aunt Janine's for a swim party. I think it was the best party by far.

Now a little birthday note to my daughter.
I prayed for this child and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him. 1 Samuel 1:27
Emily, I knew you before you were even born. I always dreamed of having a daughter with a smile that could light up a room and energy beyond measure. I had your name picked out years before your were born, and when I saw your little face, your were my dream come true!!! Over the years, I have seen you crawl, walk, then run. I've heard you jabber, say words that were frankly too big for a small child to say, and then make sentences that made me laugh out loud. Gracie is fortunate to have a big sister that loves here so much and I pray that you two will be the best of friends. You are the best parts of me and your Daddy and I hope that we give you great memories that shape you into a happy adult. Your life will be full of many choices, but my hope for you is that you seek God in ALL that you do. Your relationship with the Lord is the most important relationship you will have. It amazes me to think He love you more than I do!!
I love you little one!!! I hope you have the best 4th Birthday ever!!!

For I know the plans that I have for you declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

1 comment:

  1. I had the best time tonight! I have just set here and cried my eyes out! I so wanted to call you and Jamie said no, they are going to bed! That was the sweetest ever!
    I love you!