Sweet Anna Elisabeth is five today. Five. I cannot believe my baby girl is growing up! It is bittersweet to be sure, but I have to say that as the days, weeks, months, and years go by, it just gets better and better. Anna is growing into such a sweet, funny, generous, compassionate girl who loves Jesus, her family and friends.
Five years ago today when my water broke and six hours later the doctor handed me a 7-pound-13-oz baby girl, I was 22 years old and a first-time mom. I had no clue what parenting would entail, but one thing I DID know was that I was head-over-heels in love with my daughter. I still am. Even moreso, which you never think is possible, but it is. My heart grows more for Anna each and every day. This past year has brought some big changes (moving to Denver), and the next year will too (starting school). God never ceases to amaze me in how He cares for and provides for my children.
So I'm rejoicing today in the gift of Anna's life, and anticipating the joys ahead! Happy birthday sweet girl!!!!