Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Layla An

She's three tomorrow! Its so hard to believe that three years ago I was DYING to meet her and starting to feel the contractions that would bring her into this world. Its even harder for me to imagine my life without her--without her contagious smile...her giggles...her sweet little hands holding mine...the trails of mess that she leaves behind. Its hard to imagine my windows without little finger prints all over them and a refrigerator without her newest masterpiece placed neatly on the door.
I still look at her and can't believe that God trusted me with such a sweet spirited little girl--one with a huge heart and an even bigger smile. She has made me forever vulnerable and
words can't begin to describe how blessed that little redhead makes me feel. Its my prayer that some day...she'll be proud and feel blessed that I'm her mommy--that she'll be called to Jesus and learn the love that only He can give. I know--big prayers--but go big or go home, right :-)

Happy Birthday sweet Layla are indeed--fearfully and wonderfully made--a perfect little you!


Unknown said...

This is a beautiful post! I can't believe how the time has passed so quickly. I do believe that she is a beautiful little angel that has me smitten every time I think of her. I'm ready to celebrate!

Ashley Hilliard Gabriel said...

I hope she has a wonderful birthday! She is so cute! Happy Birthday!!!!!!

Natasha said...

Had to grab a Kleenex - beautifully written, Lupe!!

We love you Layla An - Happy Birthday!!!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Layla! Wow, I didn't realize your babies' birthdays were so close together! Such a sweet girl, love the pics :)

Karen Slate said...

Such a beautiful, beautiful post about our sweet Layla An ... I can't hardly see the keyboard for the tears ... yes, I need a tissue too.
Layla An, you are such a blessing to our family. We thank God everyday for you and pray you will always know His love.
Happy Birthday Sweet Pea!

AnniePat said...

sweet post...happiest of happy birthdays, layla.

The Beaver Bunch said...

Happy (Belated) Birthday Layla! We Beavers sure thing you are incredibly special!