Deuteronomy 4:35

You have been shown these things that you might know the Lord is God besides him there is no other.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

It's Her Birthday

I can't believe that it has been twelve years since darling kiddo's birth. I was thinking around 10:00 PM last night about where we were twelve years ago. Keeping Em in the womb was mighty tricky and required a couple of weeks of hospitalization and four weeks of bed rest. On July 29 late in the night, I had some complications again and went to the hospital after waking up daddy. I tease daddy because waking him up was not easy. They decided they didn't have to stop my labor any longer because Em was ready to enter the world. She was born on July 30 in the early evening and was perfect in every way. She captured my heart the moment I laid eyes on her. What a blessed gift she is to us! Oh how we love her!

I was thinking about how fast this time has gone and how I wish I could just stop it for a while and savor it. Savor the moments with her when she is still young enough to be under my roof, sitting on my lap, or sneaking away to "play" with the door closed. I know that these moments are fleeting and will be gone very soon. Somehow, knowing this doesn't make it any easier to swallow. I have to admit watching her grow up is so hard for this momma. She will always be my baby girl.

Happy 12th Birthday Em!! You are my first born. The little one who first made me a mother and caused me to fall in love with this job. I always tell you that being your mom is the greatest job I have and that is so true. I love you with all my heart dear one.


  1. Where has time gone?

    Happy Birthday Emily!!! I do remember seeing you for the first time . . . a true blessing from God.