She surprised us by arriving 4 weeks early, but in many ways we were so anxious to meet our new girl, that we were all relieved. (me the most, since pregnancy just didn't suit me.) Even before I met her in person, I had a feeling, or maybe a sense, that she was a calming spirit, a lovey girl, and easy going. And from the moment I met her in person, I knew she was all of those things. She has added to my life in ways I never knew possible. I have a completely different bond with her than I do with my first born, equally amazing, just different. Having two children, I realize God does create each of us uniquely, with our own personalities and traits, right from the get-go. You don't get to decide what kind of kid you get.... (and frankly I'm not sure if you even get to mold their personality much, maybe that's just me?) but even if you could you could never ever make one as good as God does! 365 days ago, I gave birth to my third soul mate, half of me and half of her father, and I could not be more in love with her if I tried. She challenges me, makes me smile from ear to ear, lights up my heart with her smile, melts my heart with her snuggles, easily given affection, and goofy, sweet, LOUD personality. It had been such an amazing year watching her grow and change into this little person. I look forward to the next year of her life as her changes continue in fast forward speed.... in the next year she will learn to walk, talk, eat big people food, and a million other little things that will continue to make her truly Meritt Rose. I hope as she grows and changes that she never looses that sparkle in her eyes, the light in her spirit, and the infectious sweetness she is!
Happy First Birthday Meritt Rose,
I love you to the moon and back!!!