Words from Mommy:
We are so thankful for our "big" girl. I have been so fortunate to be able to stay home with her and get to see each day how she grows into this marvelous young lady. I am astounded by all the new things she learns and everything she says. She is a wonderful helper...always willing to clean, help mommy fold clothes or cook dinner. She loves being by my side and I am so thankful for that.It reminds me of how important it is to always mirror Christ around her as she watches my every step. I hope that in each step I make I can point her to HIM.
Addy teaches me new things each day. I am reminded each day how blessed I am and how thankful I am to the Lord for giving me this precious gift. As we have struggled to get pregnant again, I am reminded, of just how precious life is and this life that was created by God in Addy has taught me of God's everlasting promises. Today, I am thankful to God for this sweet girl that he has entrusted to us to raise to be a godly woman.
Words from Daddy:
3 and 1/2 years ago, I was heading into the doctors office to find out the gender of my future child.
For years, I thought about having a son and all the things we would do. I always thought I wanted a boy first and that I would be sad if I it was not a boy. Fast forward 20 minutes and the lady says "its a girl." I wanted to cry, but not tears of sadness, no it was tears of joy. Its amazing how quickly your child becomes a "I don't care what gender it is, but please Lord let them be healthy"How amazing is the Lord that He changes the desires of your heart.
Fast forward even more, 2.8 years. I would not trade my memories of my little girl for anything in the world. People laugh when they come into my desk at the bank, because I have so many pictures of her up, people say "are those your daughters?"To which I reply "that is one girl *laughs ensue*...and she has daddy completely enraptured and completely tied around her little finger"
Now, my thoughts are not what I thought they would be. I play dolls and talk about Princess things. I would rather play dolls with my daughter than have a billion dollars to myself. My prayer now is for the man she will one day marry. That his father is teaching him to respect women, to love and to cherish them and to put God first in his life. I pray for the safety for my little angel. I pray for happiness and I pray for all her strife and sadness to be passed to me instead.
My life is complete. My women (Addy, Katie) are the joys of my life and I would not have it any other way.