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!