Friday, August 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Macie!!

I loved her from the womb, despite the shame and fear I felt as a teenage single mother. But I loved her still, feeling hopeless that God would ever be able to “fix” this mess into which I was ushering her. I never imagined that she would be one of my greatest influences. My own daughter, still very much learning and growing, nevertheless makes me want to be a better woman, a woman striving to serve harder and love deeper.

This kiddo has been an easy child since day 1. Labor was even a breeze with her, 4 hours and she was out! Slept through the night from 2 weeks on, never crying unless she was hungry. She is not high maintenance, she loves others and loves to care for others. Her greatest joys are helping those in need; helping her sister, cleaning up messes, cleaning her room, making her bed... things I NEVER have to ask her to do. Maybe I should hire her to be my house keeper?? HA HA! She will make a GREAT wife and mother one day (in 20+ years).

She is my girly girl for sure, always wanting to wear lip gloss, jewelry, anything and everything pink, her mom's latest hair bow creations. I can't believe how fast 8 years has gone by. It seems like just yesterday she was placed into my arms.

I always used to say I never wanted kids, when I was much younger, but when I wake up to those 2 sweet faces every day, I know I found my true calling. Hopefully one year when she reads this, she will be able to look back, and be proud of the parents that Gerrad and I have become thanks to her and Addaline!

Happy Birthday Macie! I love you to the moon and back!

This girl is ALWAYS posing it up for pictures. She's back to being the camera hog instead of being camera shy!

Macie with her pink golf clubs that Gerrad got her for her birthday!

Showing off her 'cool' shirt, what a ham!


Neely said...

Happy birthday Macie!!

Candice Pair said...

Aww I hope she has a happy birthday! Children are a blessing, no matter "when" they come, or whether they were planned!!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

Happy Birthday sweet Macie!!! :) :) Love her shirts!! So snazzy!

Summer said...

Happy Birthday MACIE!! She is so cute and dresses so cute!! Did you make her outfit with the skirt?

She is just presh...
Summer :0)