Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Psalm 127:1

Saturday, February 9, 2008

A little flash back

Tomorrow Feb. 10th is Morgan's 7th birthday. The day will be filled with church, a party for her friends and family that love her. Topped off with a trip with Dan, myself and her best friend Caleb to stay the night down at her great Uncle Andy and Aunt Jerri's house to go to Disneyland in the morning. So with all that said you can imagine why I will not be able to post tomorrow to wish her the best day ever. The party started out small like maybe 10 people; but (and Dan says its because shes my daughter) it has ballooned into a party with like 34 people. Thank you God for the sunshine I was praying for! We can now throw everyone outside. Whew!! I always reflect a little different on the girls birthdays than maybe most people because the way each baby came into our lives was so different and SO dramatic and fast. I dont have memories of being in labor for 12 hours or learning to breast feed. I dont have memories of people coming to visit us in the hospital or waiting for my water to break. Nope instead I have memories of a phone call the night before that a daughter had been born to us and we needed to come meet the birthparents in the morning and pick up our new addition to the family. So what do you wear to meet the paretns of your baby? What do you say? How do you act? How do you walk out of the room with a little girl so sweet while the birthmom's heart is breaking? I didn't have all the answers and frankly much of the day is a blur because of nerves and emotions. I have this photo that someone took as Kari handed me Morgan. I am thankful becuase I barely remember being able to breath at that moment I met her. We picked Morgan up on Valentines Day 2001. This was the second we met. I can hardly look at this picture without gettting choked up. She was SOOO beautiful!! I didn't know what to do with myself. Then we were shoved in our car for the three hour drive home and there it was I was a mommy. It was the longest ride of my life knowing our family and friends had gotten word and were waiting for us at the house.
Here is Morgan in her "sporty" gear going out with daddy. Do you just love that bald head!!
Morgan was so tiny that even the smallest pacifier took up her entire face. This is Morgan bundled up for our first outing.
Morgan at her first day of Pre-K!
Here is Morgan getting ready to leave for school the other morning. What is that pose? Oh my gosh! She has turned into the most beautiful little girl inside and out. She makes me laugh every day and can be such a clown. A little boy in her class came up to me yesterday and told me what a good friend she was and how kind she was to him and his cousin. Morgan you are a gem, priceless. You make me want to be a better person and you keep me accountable to what is right and true and of God. Thanks for always praying for me and for showing me what a gift from God looks like. I love you sweet girl! Happy birthday!!
I will post pictures of her party and Disneyland next week!!


christy p said...

Happy Birthday Morgan!!!

Awesome post...I can't even imagine that day when you got to hold/meet her for the first time. Very cool!

Jessica said...

awe, so sweet :) I remember when you brought her home... and now she is in first grade! Wow! Happy birthday Morgan!

DonnaG said...

Awww I love that story. Happy Birthday Morgan and Happy Anniversary to being parents. Wow!

Rhonda said...

Happy Birthday Morgan! I remember the first day we met you. I remember the excitement and anticipation of meeting you. You were so tiny that even the preemie clothes were a little too big, but that didn't make any difference in how absolutely BEAUTIFUL you were - and you still are!

Christy, one day I will get my craft/guest room cleaned up and be able to access the pictures I have from that day and you will see them posted on my blog.

Have fun at Disneyland. I look forward to seeing pictures.