March 8, 2013, our sweet Poppy girl entered the world at around 10:20am. We were excited, nervous, anxious…in love. In trying to reflect on the past year, I’m finding that words really won’t do it justice. Flashes of days, minutes, moments flood my thoughts and catch me off guard…overwhelming my whole body. I can’t catch my breathe, I can’t find adequate words to say that would fully express all that I feel. Just tears of pain and joy and wonder….God has carried us all. He has provided in every way beyond imaginable. His grace, and mercies, and love we have felt closely and continue to feel as we walk this journey with Him.
Praise to the Lord that this day has come, where we are able to celebrate our dear girl’s first birthday with her in our arms, at home. Just another of the many many miracles we have seen this past year. It is with a heavy heart, that I rejoice in this day..this miracle day that the Lord has made. While my heart sings of thanksgiving of this joyous day, my heart aches for my dear heart angel mommas who were not given the chance to enjoy their baby’s first birthday with them in their arms. I just don’t have words…these mommas will forever be in our prayers ❤
So, I’ve decided to recap this year through pictures. Keep in mind, some may be quite graphic, but I feel they are important to include because it’s real life. This was our daughter’s first year of life, and we are celebrating her, by remembering her great fight…the fight she continues to fight. May we never take for granted the time we have with our loved ones ❤
For our sweet girl on her first birthday ❤ We love you beautiful girl!!!!! You are the sweetest, most brave girl we know!! You inspire and amaze us every day!!!
Our God is an awesome God!!! Woohoo!!! Hallelujah!!!