Sunday, July 5, 2009

Lives changed

Eleven years ago this weekend our lives changed forever. Hubby and I went from DINKs to parents. We went from carefree spontaneous people to people who had to drag the house with them everywhere and time feedings around outings.

We spent July 4th recovering from the awe-inspiring event that we had just witnessed. We spent Independence Day focusing on the fearsome task that lay before us, being responsible for another human being. We listened to fireworks outside our little one bedroom apartment and lusty newborn cries inside.

The last eleven years have held so much joy. The love for learning, the teachable moments, the gifts God has bestowed. Sha Sha is kind, she is flexible, and she is a delight to God and us as her parents.

We continually watch as God molds you into a beautiful young woman. Your beauty is more than appearance, it is in your heart!

Our lives were changed for the better because of the gift you are.

5 comments:

Veronica said...

Happy Birthday!! She is an awesome kid!

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Hope the day was just as special as her.

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Tracey said...

Happy birthday! Shes your double!
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Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

Happy Birthday.!!

Am I back reading your blog right? Did all 3 of your beautiful girls celebrate birthdays within a couple weeks of each other??

Kim said...

Happy Birthday! Amazing how one little person can change your life so much!