I cannot explain the joy it is to be this girl's mother. She challenges me in ways that I could never fathom. She loves passionately and gives freely. She has a permanent twinkle in her eye and grin on her face. She is a beauty to behold.
Ten years ago I stared down at her willing my face to show the love in my heart. I'm a bit of an impatient one and knew months before that she would be a precious baby girl, but when her big brown eyes gazed back at me I was overwhelmed that she was...
just as more perfect than I imagined.
I love that our family cherishes her.
I love that she is a mini me, the constant mother, the rough and tumble girl her Daddy always hoped for.
I love that it was her big brother who led her in the Salvation Prayer at four and her Daddy who baptized her.
I love that she is content to be herself, secure, content, grounded in the Holy Spirit.
I often tell her
...of course instead of person, I tell her she is my favorite daughter. She giggles and tells me she's my only one and I nuzzle her nose and tell her she's still my favorite.
This is one of Bella's very favorite songs and I love it's message!
Happy happy birthday Bella Boo, we love you so very much!