Saturday, February 14, 2009

Seven Years.

Today is my first baby's birthday!

I cannot believe she is Seven.

Wow.

Here are some of the thoughts running through my head...

Ellie, our life was forever changed when we found out about you. I was so thrilled to find out you were coming! I was so thrilled to find out you were a girl! I craved jalapenos while I was pregnant with you, and I've often wondered if that's one reason you've always been such a "spicy" girl! I wanted you here SO badly! When our doctor wanted to induce, I jumped at the chance. You barely made it on Valentine's Day, you were born at 11:37 pm, after 16 hours of labor. I will never forget that. You were perfect. 7 lbs, 14 ozs, beautiful and healthy. I loved bringing you home. You sent me on quite the hormonal roller coaster though! I couldn't wait to take you somewhere! I finally took you shopping when you were 8 days old. I bought a nursing bra. I couldn't get enough of you, and I loved every day of your babyhood. I loved dressing you up. You were a very strong baby. You loved tummy time. You did everything early, and I often wished you'd slow down. I knew even then that time was going too fast.

And now, seven years later...I was right. Time has gone too fast. I love being your mother. Even through the challenging times, you bless me. I pray that this year is your best year yet! I pray that you find Peace. I pray that you are happy. I pray that you realize just how loved you are, by so many friends and family. I pray that THIS year is the year that sets you up to have a brilliant childhood.

Happy Birthday Ellie! You will always be my baby.

Love, Mommy


8 comments:

michelle said...

Happy Birthday, Ellie!

We love you! Enjoy your special day!

Darlene R. said...

Happy Birthday, Ellie!!

JP's MOM said...

Happy Birthday Ellie!

Janelle said...

This is her time...her year. This is the year that she will find freedom. I can't hardly wait!!! I love you, friend. You are the perfect mommy for Ellie. I know the last few months have been hard on you, but you are doing the best job! This is her year!

I'm Tara. said...

They grow WAY too quickly. I love this note to her and I'm sure she will, too. Happy birthday to your sweet girl.

Fran said...

Lets just freeze time and keep them right where they are. Happy Birthday. I know y'all aren't done celebrating! ;)

hugs,
Fran

Alana said...

Ellie is truly a special girl! I can't believe I have known you for so long...didn't you start KM when she was 1? That's 6 years, girl!

Holly said...

What a cute letter! That's awesome that she was born on Valentine's Day...just. Lol! :P