Tuesday, February 10, 2009

5







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!!!!

11 comments:

I am Katy, said...

Happy Birthday, Anna.

Mike and Rachel said...

Happy Birthday Anna. Five. Wow. Five. That is truly crazy. Where do the years go?

Jeannett Gibson said...

Happy Birthday Anna Banana! Love you and miss you!!!

Shana said...

I forgot that Anna has the same middle name as my Emma. They would be such fast friends! Happy Birthday, Anna!

Joanie said...

Happy Birthday, Anna! You are so precious!

Sugar Plum said...

Happy B- day, you are so grown up. We miss you bunches.

Angi said...

Happy Birthday sweet Anna! Even though I have yet to meet your family, I feel blessed to have gotten to see you grow into a loving young lady of the Lord. May God bless you and your family today and everyday.

andy gibson said...

That's nuts.....5, really?

joy said...

I'm with Andy--is she really five? I remember running into you and Kevin in Starbucks in SLO, finding out you were moving back to the area and that you were pregnant. And, now more than 5 years later. She is so precious! Happy birthday, sweet girl!

Angela said...

Happy Birthday Anna!!!
Love from All of US! ;)

Paige said...

Happy Birthday beautiful Anna Elisabeth!

 

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