I admit I've been pretty melancholy lately about how fast Evie is growing up. These precious days are slipping right through my fingers.
I've been reading some journal entries from last year. A year ago today, I wrote: You and Daddy have "pillow fights" now. Basically, he just drops a pillow on your face. You think it's absolutely hilarious and break into giggles! (Daddy just asked me to write that he always wins these pillow fights.) You are growing up so fast! You're pulling up on everything - always standing. You move around the house by crawling, or by holding onto things and "cruising." Oh, you are so sweet! I love you so much, Precious One!
I realized something when I read these entries. Life was good a year ago. Chris and I were so happy with our miracle daughter. She was sweet and beautiful. We cherished every minute.
But the same holds true today. While I have these wonderful memories, we continue to make more. I'm not losing my baby - each day is simply adding more and more to the fantastic Story of Evie.
Oh, we prayed hard for God to send us a baby. We prayed, and everyone around us prayed. And God sent this beautiful gift to us. I am so grateful we have a healthy, darling, and yes, GROWING daughter.
There's much more to the treasured Story of Evie, and I'm excited to see what the next chapter brings.
I have been married for more than 11 years to my fantastic husband, Chris, and we have two beautiful and energetic children. Evie is 5, and full of spunk and sparkle. Ethan is 2, and has taught me about trains and construction vehicles and Buzz Lightyear - and about sweet boy cuddles.
I strive to be gentle and kind - a reflection of the love Christ has shown to us. I don't always live it perfectly, but I am working towards a life of gratitude, joy, and love!