One year ago today, at 19 weeks pregnant, we met Georgia for the first time. I thought it was a boy. Harold was lobbying for a girl. He won and boy am I glad. In the same way she filled my tummy day by day, she continues to fill our home with so much love and joy. The emotions that I feel sometimes when I look at her are so raw they take my breath away. Literally. I am a better person because of her. Because I have asked God to use her life to teach me about Himself as my Father. And He is faithful. The very life I helped create is now helping to create me.
365 days have gone by mighty fast. I've heard it said that they all do once you have kids. I get that now. But today, the very minute I finish this post, I am going to sit still and think of all the ways I love this little child of mine and then thank God for trusting me with her.
*edited to add: georgia was waking from a nap when i was finishing this post. she wasn't done though, so i went to get her to rock her back to sleep (which i never do, but wanted to today) and while i was rocking her, she was pulling my hair. and she wouldn't stop. even after i said no. so i had to put her back down. and she cried. now she's back asleep. way to ruin my little emotional moment there baby girl...hee hee hee.