at 8:01am on January 18th, 2006, i heard the words of our nurse say "well, daddy, you were right. it's a girl!" and just like that i became a mommy to my first born daughter! and how amazing she was. a head full of dark hair. fuzzy dark hair that stuck straight up. we called her tina turner. she was the biggest of my babies weighing in at 8lbs 7oz and was the shortest of my babies at 19 1/2 inches long. wish i had a picture to share here but when my hard drive got whipped out those pictures were on it. dont have time to scan a picture right now, but i am enjoying looking through her scrap book and thinking back on the beautiful baby girl that she was.....
and now as i am typing this she is sitting next to me doing a "project", glueing, painting, crafting away. she LOVES being creative and making art and i love watching her. she has her own little style. when she colors in a coloring book, she makes the trees purple and the pigs blue. i tell her all the time that i love that she colors that way. i know she knows the real color of a tree and a pig, but when you are creating art, you can make up the rules. i tell her, she is the artist, she can make it how ever she wants. i pray that no one will ever squash the little creative funky artist side that makes her who she is.
i also love how she loves nature. she is crazy about animals, including bugs and dinosaurs! she knows so much about dinosaurs. she loves school and doing school work. i think she will love kindergarten when she goes next year. she loves to write her letters and words, so different from garret. speaking of garret, her and garret are best buds. first thing she does in the morning is go in his room and wake him up. although we beg her not to do this and she gets scolded when she does, thinking about it now makes me smile.
so, happy birthday beautiful girl. i pray you will always know you are a beautiful girl, loved first and perfectly by your heavenly father and loved secondly by your not so perfect earthly family. stay strong and confident, loving and peaceful, and silly and sweet.