Friday, October 15, 2010

Mary Lu is ONE!

Happy Birthday to my sweet Mary Lucille!

One year ago today I got to the hospital, and one hour later delivered sweet Mary Lu.  :)

She has kept us on our toes ever since.

I love her sweet smiles, silly laughs and the way her face lights up when a sibling walks into the room.

I've discovered that no matter how many children you have, each new baby is a UNIQUE and DELIGHTFUL gift.

I've also discovered that in many ways, having other children already helps you more fully savor and delight in a sweet new baby.  I think I take more time to simply "be" with my baby girl, to appreciate her cute little fingers and toes, to be profoundly grateful for the gift of breastfeeding.  Perhaps moreso than with any other baby.  So, so precious.

Mary has brought such JOY and FUN to our home this past year.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARY LU!!!  We love you!!!


Kevin Heldt said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY my sweet little girl! I've loved getting to know and love you more and more over the past year. You are very precious to me.

And I'm even wearing the same shirt I was a year ago when you were born in honor of the anniversary of your bir--well, okay, it was actually completely unintentional. But when I saw the picture of us up above, I realized that and it made me chuckle. :)

joy said...

Mary Lu is already one?!! Happy birthday to your sweet baby girl!

Michelle said...

How sweet! I love getting to age 1...and age 1-2 is my favorite, I think. Continue enjoying that beautiful family.

Joanie said...

Wow! Yay for you, Mary Lu!!! Happy Birthday, sweet girl.

Love, love, love the picture where each girl has a doll - and one is Mary Lu! And she is such a doll.

From Diapers To Dorms said...

Happy Birthday little Mary. I am sure you are a treasure to all who know you. Many blessings to you and your family now and in the future.

Angie, A Work In Progress said...

Happy belated birthday little Miss Mary Lu. I hope you had fun. I am sure that your wonderful family had a blast celebrating with you.


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