Saturday, April 19, 2008

Anna, on your 4th birthday

Anna,
4 years, nine months and one week ago today I found out you were going to be a part of our family. I was at Friends for Life the day I found out I was going to have you.
Your daddy called and asked "Is this the crisis pregnancy center?"
I said "yes"
He said" I have a crisis. My wife isn't pregnant"
I said " yes, I am"
He said(after a moment of stunned silence) "Is it a girl?"
I said " the line was pink!"

You were unlike the boys. They loved to be held and loved on. In the hospital you were crying and your daddy and I didn't know what to do with you, so we laid you down in the bed and you immediately stopped crying and were perfectly content. You must have known I needed you to be a good baby. You were the best baby we had.
You completed our family and as Aunt Abby once said, added a softness to our home.
I never dreamed I would hold a little girl and call her my own. I thought our family was finished when the twins were born, but God had more in store for us.
I have so many thoughts I want to share with you. Memories of being pregnant with you, memories of holding you in the new bedroom our church so generously provided for us, and singing songs to you. One day I will get all my thoughts together and tell you about that time.
You are a joy, even though you give us a run for our money most days, we wouldn't trade you for the world. You bring laughter, smiles, and joy to our lives everyday. I thank God for you, Anna.

I love you sweet thing. Happy Birthday!!

Julie

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ahh, how sweet! Happy Birthday Anna!

Melissa

Sisters said...

This is my favorite pic of you two. It always melts my heart everytime I see it. What beautiful girls!
AJL