June 2nd, 2005 is a very special day in the McPherson household...
After spending 3 weeks in Seattle on bedrest (sound familiar?), I went in to have my weekly non-stress test with our high-risk OB...but as we were in the test, I began having more regular contractions. After being checked and found to be dilated to a 3, our OB said, "It's time."
What? Now? Three weeks early?
A phone call to Josh, his 80 mph drive to Seattle and a couple of tests later...our little girl was born.
Audra Mae Isabella McPherson
"Overcomer of many difficulties...gift of God...consecrated to God"
And our lives have never been the same...
Nicknamed Ella Mae ("beautiful, gift of God"), this little baby has grown into a remarkable young lady.
I am honored to be called "mommy".
And cannot imagine life without her.
We are celebrating her 5th birthday this week,
And we are thanking God for 5 incredible years that He has entrusted her to our care. And we ask that He would grant many more.
Who is this little girl becoming? I don't have room nor words that could come close to describing her...
She is a vivacious little lady, equipped with an incredible mind, a beautiful voice and a love for all things yummy.
Her favorite color is purple.
She likes all kinds of animals and is affectionately known in our house as the "bug-killer"and sometimes, the "worm-whisperer".
She loves to read and is quickly learning to do so on her own.
Her ear for music is far beyond her years and she cannot wait to start piano lessons.
She has no fear of any physical endeavor and is a relentless wrestler with daddy.
She is a very verbal encourager to all those around her.
She is incredibly observant.
She has a memory like an elephant...especially for people's names.
She is sweet, loves cuddling and wants to be a "nurse-mommy-music writer-piano player-volleyball coach-singer-ballerina" when she grows up.
Oh, Ella Mae...you are such a beautiful little lady with so many wonderful gifts from the Lord. Your daddy and I are so excited to see what you will grow up to be. We are confident the Lord has incredible plans for your little life...to bring Him glory.
That's why He made you so special...
We love you so very much...our little girl.