Thursday, February 24, 2011

Happy 5th Birthday beautiful girl!

Today my tiny little baby is 5 years old. I do not understand how this happened! She was just a precious little gift straight from heaven, wrapped in pink and most of the time sporting an itty bitty bow on her precious full head of dark dark hair.

Then I blinked and she has become a witty, energetic, blonde as can be 5 year old.

The second I read that pregnancy test, I became a mother. We planned and dreamed and then before we knew it, at 11:31 on February 24th, 2006, I became a mommy.

Natalie Rae, you have brought endless joy to our lives. You have made me the happiest I have ever been. I am so grateful to God for giving us the blessing of you. I pray that as you continue to grow, you continue to learn. And in learning, I hope you see how much you are loved, not only by us, your family, but by the very One who created you. He has given you this one life and a purpose. I pray you will grow to love Him and seek the things He wants you to become. Do your best to follow His footsteps.

I pray for you always and am so deeply grateful to God for giving me you.

I love you, sweet birthday girl.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The kids are soooo ready for daddy to come home! Then it's just two days til we get to go on vacation! I am so looking forward to making family memories as we head out on our first REAL vacation!