Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Happy 1st Birthday Grace!
It was one year ago today that I received a most precious gift. A gift that has brought me immeasurable joy, endless hugs and giggles, and to my knees in prayer.
A precious gift of life
I stumble as I try to sum up this year and what this precious life means to me...words are inadequate.
She has changed me.
Anticipation, excitement, initial joy, concern, struggle, panic, a rush to the hospital, a long stay, a diagnosis, sadness, a surgery, release...relief, home, family life begins, hope, joy, Dr's visits, therapy, prayer, a milestone met, laughter, sitting up, "Mama", teeth, giggles, playing with brother, "Dada", peek a boo, a gift, our gift.
that she smiles with her whole face
the way she looks at me
when she buries her face on my shoulder
when she lifts her arms to be held
when she talks to me
the way her face lights up when she sees daddy
when she does something she is proud of
when she laughs at Gavin
her four silly teeth
that I see Jesus' craftsmanship in her
that she lights up my day with an instant smile every morning
what she adds to our family
her chubby little legs
that I get to be her mommy
Happy First Birthday Gracie Goo!!!!!