Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Peanut!

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!

9 comments:

Evans Family said...

They grow up way too fast! Happy Birthday Emma!

Michelle said...

happy 4th birthday Emma (I didn't realize her and Kayla had such close birthdays!) What a sweet post!

Carrie said...

What a cutie!! Happy birthday to her!

Maryann said...

Happy Birthday to Emma, she is turning into such a "big girl"!!

Jenn @ Munchkin Land said...

I still remember that phone call like it was yesterday. =) Sweet music to hear that Emma-girl had made her arrival after a LONG and difficult labor. Wow! 4 years ago! I can't believe it!

Lupitantex said...

Happy Birthday Lil' Miss Emma!! You are a Blessing to our family. Can't wait to see you again.

Amber L. said...

Happy Birthday Gracie! We love you so much and are blessed to have you as a niece/cousin. You really do light up our lives. Can't wait to see you again.
Love, Auntie Amber, Uncle Tommy, Tayden and Milo.
p.s. I would have called to sing happy day, but Tommy is working and has the cell phone. I guess I'll spank her when I see her this weekend.

Alycia said...

Happy Happy Birthday Emma! Hope you had a wondeful day :)

Sheri said...

Happy Birthday Emma! May the Lord continue to bless you each and every year!