Well it is almost unbelievable that our youngest turned 1 on the 4th. Yes our Lillie is a 4th of July baby, and we have heard all of the jokes. “She is a real fire cracker” and so on. I am amazed how fast this year went. Even beyond that is how much this tiny little girl has accomplished in her short year here on earth. She started walking like a pro at 10 months and hasn’t stopped going since. She has such a sweet disposition but doesn’t hesitate to let you know when she doesn’t like something. She has the cutest little baby talk. We have no idea what she is saying, but she loves to say it. She constantly talks to us. Immediately when she wakes up she is on, like a light switch. She just looks at you and starts talking.
I am so thankful for both of my daughters. Being a parent is hard work. I don’t think you can fully appreciate that until you are in the thick of it. But honestly, seeing the love in my little girls eyes makes it all worth it. When they snuggle up on you and want to be in your arms there is nothing like it. Truly. I love when Lillie gives me a kiss, it is the sweetest thing.
It is hard to believe it was a year ago when I saw Lillie come into the world. Witnessing the birth of a baby is the greatest miracle. We didn’t want to know what gender our babies were before they were born. Most people can’t believe that we are able to wait to find out. They usually ask us how we would be able to get prepared. I think that is silly. Prepared as in what color pink or blue? In a microwave society there are so few gifts as waiting to find out. Meeting our girls for the first time has been the highlight of my life. The anticipation and wait is so worth the cost of not finding out. I think we kind of cheat ourselves out of that blessing. It is a simple blessing in life.
So Happy Birthday to our little girl, Lille Beth. You are such a blessing to us and we are so grateful for your life.