Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving Blessings

Dear Isabella,

We celebrated a wonderful Thanksgiving on Thursday this year. It was amazing to share it with you. Last year, it was on Thanksgiving that your daddy and I discovered that we were expecting you. It was an exciting day. But nothing is more exciting than sitting next to you at the dinner table. I am thankful for the blessings you have given us as a family. You came into our lives and gave us so much more to be thankful for. You make us all smile. You give us the blessing of being parents. Nothing compares to the love that fills your heart when you are a parent. 

So, as we start another year with things to be thankful for, I already have a short list to start. I'm thankful for being able to decorate for Christmas with you in my arms. I'm thankful for all the changes you are enduring. You are growing so quickly! I'm thankful for the love your daddy constantly gives us both. From girl to girl, it's going to be hard sometimes for your daddy to have patience for us. But he's doing well so far!

I'm just so thankful that God has blessed us with you. You are no longer an idea. You are no longer a plus sign on a pregnancy test. You are no longer just a surge in hormones. You are real. You are a child. You are MY child. I can hold you, hug you, cuddle with you, kiss you, snuggle with you, tickle you, and love you. I can look at you, watch you as you smile, and listen to you as you giggle. God truly is great and has blessed us richly this year.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

My Little Princess

Dear Isabella,

Yesterday marked a happy 15 weeks in your life. It's so exciting to watch as you grow so big and do more and more things. I can't even explain the joy I have with you in my life. God has blessed our little family so greatly with you. I am just so thrilled to wake up every morning and see your beautiful face. I love to see your big blue eyes just glowing when you see Daddy or me. It always makes my day even more special.

My darling baby, you are just so precious. Although I'm not so thrilled with these early morning wake up calls this past week, you are still my precious little princess. You bring more joy, meaning, and laughter into my life. I have that joy I waited for. You ARE the joy I waited for! Oh, the waiting! I knew that waiting for God's time would yield something special, but I had no idea it would be something this special. You are just the sunshine in all of our lives. 

I love you so much, Isabella. I'm just so thrilled to have you, to spend my evenings cuddling with you. Thank you for making my life as a Mom so special and so exciting!