Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Happy Birthday To My Baby

Today is Abby's birthday!

I can't believe she's FOUR! Where has the time gone? She is getting so big. I love that she is getting more independant and can do "favors" for Mommy and help me out around the house. This past year has really been a growing year for her. She finally hit 30 pounds. We saw the end of diapers and the beginning of Pre-School. She's getting pretty good at dressing herself, but she hasn't quite conquered the shirt, yet. Her vocabulary is amazing - she's always asking, "what means ----" when I use a word she doesn't know.

I thank God for the amazing gift He gave us in Abby. She is truly "exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think." I know He orchestrated our lives to intersect at the right moment. He is a God of redemption. He has restored our dreams and hopes for the future.

My thoughts today are not only on the treasure that is Abby. I don't have the thoughts that most mothers have on their child's birthday: thoughts of pregnancy and labor and those first few moments of new life. But I have thoughts of what it might have been like for Abby's birth mother. Was she excited or scared? Did she feel pressured or helpless or confident in her decision? I know she loved her baby and wanted the best for her. I pray that she feels some comfort today and that somehow she knows that Abby is well loved and is happy.

Happy Birthday, Abby! We love you!


Brandi said...

Happy Birthday, Abby!

You're growing up way too fast!

Mama Lily said...

Beautiful post, dear! Happy Birthday sweet little niece! We love you so much.


palmtreefanatic said...

Happy Birthday Beautiful girl! Beautiful post!!!

the plain Red gift is for friday night;)

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Alicia said...

Happy Birthday Abby!

TanyaBee said...

God is so good, all the time. Abby is indeed a precious gift! We thought of her on her birthday---but alas! Apparently all we did was think, HAHA!

Elizabeth said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! What a little beauty you have!

Ladybug Wendy from Ohio & Emma