5 years ago
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Happy Birthday Lily!
At about this time 5 years ago, I was pushing out a six and half pound miniature girl version of Joe.... Jess - remember how my heart monitor kept going off, and the phone kept ringing???? lol Good times...
So, that means today Lily turns 5! We're still trying to decide on some fun, non-walking activities to celebrate today. But, my kids birthdays always make me a bit emotional. Not just because I'm realizing how big they're getting. But because I am overwhelmed by the consideration of my blessings. After Anna being such a surprise, I assumed a was a "Fertile Myrtle". And then after my first miscarriage, I realized how much I took for granted. It took us nearly a year to conceive Lily after losing baby #2. And I treasured my healthy pregnancy all the more because of it. And I also treasure my children beyond anything I can express in words.
Lily is so special. She wears me out - yes; but I cannot imagine my life without that little ball of fire. She is a living oxy-moron (I think that's the right word). She is a complete contradiction of characters. She is all out girly - loves to wear make-up, dresses, sparkly little kitten heels, drink tea and play barbies. But she also is a complete daredevil - loves to play baseball, climb anything, help at the greenhouse and in the garden, and will pick up worms, slugs and dead birds. She is a challenge and a joy. Other people think she's hilarious, and I cringe when they start a sentence with - "It was so funny, Lil said....". She is incredibly coordinated and physical things come very naturally to her (just like her daddy).
I am so excited to see where she goes and what she does in life - she has so much to share with the world! So, happy 5th birthday to my precious Lily-belle!