S I X. It’s been 6 years since she was placed in my arms and I laid my eyes on her for the first time, but we had prayed for her for years. I don’t want to say life felt incomplete before she came, but I just knew she was meant to be part of this world, especially ours. She’s an actual miracle. She was not supposed to be...but God. And how fitting is it that she is who led me back to finding my faith through redemption and grace. Lots and lots of Grace.
She loves hard. She is hilarious, wise well beyond her years, quick witted, exceptionally and appropriately sarcastic (in a good way....most of the time), smart, caring, determined and has the strongest will of anyone I’ve ever met so you could say I’ve officially met my match. Getting to be her momma is growing me in ways I never knew I needed. It’s showing me the importance of healing and repairing my soul and living a life that honors who God created me to be so she can see and follow in those footsteps.
Happy happy 6th birthday Laila Madeleine. My little bird. My double rainbow after the storm. My most favorite girl in the entire universe. Being your momma is one of life’s greatest joys and blessings. I pray you feel loved, valued, seen and accepted for exactly who you are and God created you to be. (Which is and will always be my daily prayer with and for her.) and I will fo sho be spamming you with memories of Laila in my stories all day. Be warned.