Four years ago today...
At 12:02am, you were born. It was a surreal moment of slow motion, I was a mother! Something I had always dreamed of and there you were. My love for you was immediate and all-consuming. Little did I know how much that love would grow each day, each moment.
As that first year passed, amidst sleepless nights and countless firsts, your little personality began to emerge. You have always been passionate, vivacious, empathetic, sweet, smart and hilarious! Dull and average are never words anyone would use to describe you. There is a fire in your spirit that shines for all to see. We pray Jesus will capture that flame some day and use you as a mighty torch for His Glory!Your second year was not to be outdone by your first sweetheart! More discoveries, more need for discipline and teaching, more laughs and tickles and snuggles to share. This is the year your vocabulary took off in exceptional ways. You've always been our little chatterbox and we never want to stop listening!
Your sense of humor has always been beyond your years!
One of my favorite places in the world to be is with you laughing in my arms!Our morning showers together in that tiny shower stall (getting more and more crowded each day with your growing baby brother in my tummy!) are among the simple moments treasured my big four year old. For some day, you'll want space and I'll long for more together time. (Picture taken today, July 17th, 2008)
Please Lord, let this next year with my precious Emma linger. Happy birthday Emma Grace! I am so blessed to be your mommy!