Monday, August 2, 2010

My first baby turns 19 today!

This was what I was doing 19 years ago today! My sweet baby girl arrived at 8:05 AM via planned cesarean section (due to breech presentation). I can't believe that it was so long ago that she joined our family and turned Mike and I into parents. What a blessing this beautiful girl has been to us!

 Daddy Mike was in awe. He looked so sweet but scared holding this little tiny sweetheart who weighed in at 7 lb 6 oz.
Yep, only a few minutes old and sticking out her tongue at the camera already!

Where has the time gone? We were only 20 when we were blessed with this wonderful gift. We'd not had any time to figure out what all being married involved before we discovered we were expecting, but I wouldn't have it any other way!  We were on our own, two states away from our parents and friends, figuring out what it meant to depend on each other for love, companionship, friendship, understanding, ... you name it! And then we have this beautiful baby--our love grew many times over! We often look back at our first year together and thank God that He led us down the paths we took. And sometimes we wonder at how it all worked out, and thank God even more for the love He showered on us. I mean, WHAT were we thinking?! We got married at 19, moved far away from everybody, had a baby 3 weeks before our 1st anniversary--God's grace is the only answer we have!

This tiny baby has grown into a beautiful young women who is attending college to become an elementary school teacher. She blesses us every day with her love, humor, responsibility, silliness, and laughter. I look at her and can just cry--how did we ever deserve such a wonderful daughter.

I love you, my little teddybear!


  1. Awww....
    Seems like only yesterday...
    bet you cried when you wrote this! Good job, Mom!