Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Grace!

My gift
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 doll
An angel
A precious gift of life
A girl

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.

My year
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.

My Grace
I love...
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 hair
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
her happiness
that I get to be her mommy

Happy First Birthday Gracie Goo!!!!!


Erica and Jay said...

Wow! I can't believe it's already been a year. Precious. Grace is the perfect name for her. Happy 1st Birthday!

thebestbyfarr said...

God's "Grace" is her happy disposition, her full laughter, and her love of people. I am blessed that one of the words she can say is "Nana." I love that she smiles, waves, and claps her hands with every ounce of enthusiasm she can muster up. All I have to do is think of her and it brings me right back to God and all I have to be thankful for, one being her: our beautiful Grace Lily, our Gracie Goo, our Peanut.

Misty said...

Hello Shelly. Thank you for inviting me to your Blog. The theme song is awesome. We love you and are so glad you are part of the River 47 family. God is GOOD.