Dear Adleigh Girl,
What a year it's been! I can't believe that in 24 hours, the hardest part of labor was almost over, and I just had a few short pushes to get you here and into our arms. It's surreal, baby girl. We prayed for you for so long. God gave me the desire for a girl years ago. And, finally, finally, we were given a big gift in you, dear one!
Adleigh, you were loved before we even knew who you were! The very first second I suspected I was pregnant again, my heart was full of happiness. I was a little scared too. It's not easy to go from two kids to three, and I had no idea what that would look like! I had no reason to fear though! It isn't always easy, but this story is ours and this family is ours. You, sweet girl, are a part of that! You are a part of the story God has for us all.
I love you, little one. I adore your curious eyes, and exploring fingers, and wobbly feet that can stand for a few seconds. I love your darling laugh, and words that are beginning to come out. It's a dream come true being your mama.
Tomorrow we will gather and celebrate your first year of life. (I hope it doesn't rain! But there is no stopping our little parade!) You are so loved! There are so many people who pray for you every single day. Your life is a spectacular creation and blend of mama and daddy. I can't wait to see the person you will grow up to be.
Birthday crown from Sassy Baby Essentials
As you turn one, we pray that you will always seek Jesus. Having a beautiful heart that loves Him the most, and loves serving others will bring you the greatest joy there is. We love you baby girl.