Happy Birthday to my sweet baby Laycie. She’s 4 year’s old today. I can hardly believe it. Time has passed so quickly.
It seems like just yesterday I was being prepped for surgery in anticipation of seeing her precious little face for the first time. Due to complications, I was put to sleep and the first time I saw her face was in a photo. She had thick dark hair and a scrunched up baby face. Within an hour, I was holding her tiny body in my arms loving on my sweet girl. It was as if we’d never been apart.
The first time Emmalee saw Laycie, she told me “Mommy, she’s our Angel”. And she surely has been. She is a true blessing to each of us and fills our heart with Joy every single day. She is the sweetest little girl I know. She’s thoughtful and fun and filled with God’s light. A precious gift of God.
The older she gets, the more her personality shows and it is such a strong and triumphant personality. She has strong opinions and a strength to overcome so much in life. Nothing seems to get her down. She loves everyone, loves to ask questions, sing, dance and read. She has a hard time choosing between Mommy and Daddy’s girl and that’s just fine with us.
She loves playing outdoors, riding in Daddy’s truck helping him do whatever he needs, getting dirty, and looking for life at the pond with Mommy or Daddy of course! I fully expect she’ll be a logger just like her Daddy and Grumpy when she grows up though Daddy wishes a different life for her.
She’s definitely no longer a baby and my Mommy heart is a bit sad to say goodbye to her little days though I am overjoyed to watch her become a little lady a little more each day. God blessed me with each one of my children and my Laycie is certainly a blessing to everyone she comes in contact with. She is a true gift from God and I could never imagine life without her!
So on her 4th birthday, I send my little girl lots of love and joy, just as she’s given to me. I pray for her to grow into the young lady God wishes for her to be and she seems to be well on her way.
Another week of chaos is leading into a weekend of the same for our household. In just a few hours my sweet Princessa Emmalee is turning 9. I can hardly believe she is already 9. She was just a short, sweet, curly haired baby toddling around my yard.
She’s amazing, my little girl. She does everything with such an amazing strength. She has a love for Jesus that I envy. Though she struggles more daily with the worldly, there is always a kindness inside her that shines through. I know that stems from her strong Christian roots that I have tried to instill in her from birth.
Emma is my artist. She lives for art. Craves it. Looks for the artistic aspects in all of her life. She will throw down anything, whatever she is doing to create a masterpiece. And what a masterpiece this little girl is, straight from Heaven sent down to me. I could never be thankful enough for the blessing that this sweet girl is to my life.
She keeps me on my toes. She makes me thrilled and angry all at once, feeling Life through her own determined stubborness. And stubborn she is, but it is her way, born to her just as the Art is. Someday her bold and strong attitude will take her far places that I can only imagine as she is growing.
So on this day of February 17, 2012, I tell my Princessa Happy Birthday and wish her as many blessings as her life has given to me. I wish her all her dreams come true with God’s loving guidance showing her the way. I could not be more excited for her to turn 9, as I know she is just as excited today.
Our life is pretty busy right now with the Christmas Holidays, a looming 11th Birthday and lots and lots of doctors appointments. Christmas will be past this weekend and the lovely summer-like weather outside leaves us feeling more like Christmas in July than December. There definitely will not be a White Christmas for those of us in Georgetown, SC this year!
Next Wednesday, my handsome son is turning 11! It’s been a fight just to keep his day free of doctors appointments for his sister but Momma has been insistant that they leave my boy’s big day free and clear for him alone. It’s so easy to get lost in the shuffle when two of your sisters have health issues. I have always tried to make sure that his day is special, especially when Christmas also steals so much from it, too. So this year we will be having his party on his big day complete with a sleepover with all our good friends. And we can’t wait!!
As for the doctors visits, my sweet Emmalee is keeping us busy, not with seizures this time but instead with her toe walking. Her doctor is sending us for a quick MRI of her spine to be sure it isn’t tethered causing her to toe walk. Then back to her office on Thursday for a full physical and hopefully the results of the MRI which I pray are negative. After the first of the year, depending on the results of the MRI, we will have more appointments with more doctors to repair whatever is going on with my beautiful girl. It promises to be a busy New Year for us in 2012.
So we will definitely be busy this coming year with school and doctors and simply loving life together. Bring it on, 2012… we impatiently await your arrival with cheer!!