Eight years since we "became a family" (as my dad always said about me!).
Eight years since I became a mother.
Eight years since the surgery that changed my life.
Eight years with our precious Felicity, a virtuous, smart, and genuinely kind little girl.
Felicity was born 9 months and 2 days after our wedding day. We never knew marriage separated from parenthood, and while that was a concept I wrestled with for some time during that pregnancy, I can so clearly see how God's plan brings the greatest joy.
|My girl and me after the long anticipated opening of birthday gifts.|
From the very beginning she has been nothing but a joy to us. I am so proud of the young lady she is turning into and I can't wait to see what her future brings this year!
We are visiting Charlie's parents in the Houston area this weekend, and she was thrilled to spend the weekend with Nana and Papa. She had a great day that included the usual birthday donuts (Shipley's! Yay!), a lunch out with friends followed by play in the splash pad, and then a little birthday party with our family, Charlie's mom, and Charlie's sweet grandmother who also lives in town. (LOVE the 4 generational birthday party!)
Watching her open gifts was odd - the only toy she got was this fun girlie LEGO set. Such a big girl now, she mostly received shoes, clothes, craft kits, and the ever exciting *SMASH book that she's been dying for.
I am forever grateful that God entrusted this precious soul to Charlie and me. She changed our lives, and continues to inspire us.
(I wish I had more pics...but alas, I stupidly packed my camera to computer cord in a box buried deep in storage right now...)