Two years ago I did not know of you but now I can’t imagine my life without you. Two years ago tomorrow I would receive a phone call in the middle of the afternoon telling me you had made your way into this world. Two years ago I was trying to convince myself there was no way we could take in a new foster placement with our move to Tennessee coming up. But as soon as the sweet worker on the other end of the phone told me you were Elmo’s sister I knew you were part of Gods plan for us. I told the worker I would call her back in a few minutes (I needed to explain things to your daddy) He was shaking his head no the whole time I was talking to the worker but just like me when he heard you were Elmo’s sister he knew you were meant to be ours.
I may not have carried you for nine months in my belly, I may not have felt you kick or had morning sickness but as soon as I heard about you….you were mine. I fell in love the moment I held you. When the nurses asked, Are you ready to meet your daughter? I felt tears running down my face. I may not have been there those nine months but I can promise you I will be here for you the rest of the days of my life. You hold a piece of my heart.
People tell us all the time “she (and your siblings) is so lucky to have you” or ” you have changed her life” or “your such a blessing to those babies”. The truth is they have it all wrong. I’m not a super mom. I don’t have it all together. I’m the lucky one. I look at you and still can’t believe God placed you in my life. You are such a sweet, funny, sassy, and smart little girl. I am thrilled I get to be your mom. I have not changed your life, you changed mine. You make my days brighter with your smile and your big bear hugs. Your sweet “loves you’s mommy” melt my heart. I fail you daily but you and your siblings are my greatest blessings. Been mom to seven if by far the greatest blessing God could have given to me. I am the one blessed by having you.
So today I look back and thank God for bringing you into my life. I thank the worker who went above and beyond to locate us so you could be placed with your brother. I thank the nursing staff that cared for you before I could get to you. And I thank your birth mom, she could have chosen not to have you knowing she would not be able to keep you but she chose life for you. I am so grateful for her choice.
Tomorrow you turn two. I look forward to seen where God takes you. I look forward to watching you grow and learn new things. I look forward to loving you more and more each day. Happy birthday baby girl!!!!! You are so loved. May tomorrow bring you happiness and be full of birthday blessings.