Thursday, February 16, 2012


February is a fabulous month...
In our household, it is full of celebrations.

February 19th, 2001...the day Josh & I were engaged. Snow capped mountains, surprise trails of red roses in the snow,  and the man of my dreams down on one knee...with the ring. One of the best days of my life.

February 9th, 2005...the day we found out about Ella Mae's diagnosis of Spina Bifida. Life-altering, ground-shaking and faith-refining...but celebratory, because of His grace to let us meet this little girl, raise her and see the joy she brings to so many. She is indeed a reason to celebrate. 

And then today we celebrate February 17, 2010...the birth day of Miss Amelia Claire. 2 years ago we were celebrating the end of a difficult & trying 3 1/2 months of bedrest...days laying flat in bed, hours where it looked as though she would come too early, months without my other 2 children & husband, the loss of everyday normalities (like making your own food, sitting upright in a chair or standing. Yup, I even missed standing.) That all ended on February 17th at 11:20am, when this little punkin was born...

And oh, what a joy she is...and so worth it. 
And sometimes sneaky. :o)

This little girl has captured our hearts...we love you Amelia Claire and we are so glad that the Lord saw fit to bless our little family with you! We are very excited to see all that the Lord has in store for your little life...and daddy & I consider it an honor to be your parents. 

Happy Birthday Mi-Mi!!!

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