My first love is this sassy little girl pictured below... Sure I could put a sweet, posed picture, but this is her and all her glory, showing one of her MANY silly faces! I'm sure ya'll are thinking 'What about Gerrad?' Yes of course I love him with all my heart, but I truly believe I loved Macie before I even knew how to love Gerrad.
This child has taught me more than I would have ever imagined since finding out I was pregnant with her. She has taught me the TRUE meaning of unconditional love. She made me feel the kind of love, where you feel like your heart is outside your chest, beating for everyone to see. From the moment I laid eyes on her, I knew I was forever changed.
There are SO many times I feel like I don't deserve to be her mom. We are at a trying time in this stage of childhood that she is entering, and sometimes I feel like I'm so hard on her, and need to just slow down and appreciate the child that I have helped her to become so far. She is obedient, loving, sensitive (just like ME), out going, doesn't know a stranger, sees the good in everyone, naive to think the world is full of good (it makes me sad to know that when she hits the teen years, she'll find out differently), cries when I cry, loves dance and volleyball, enjoys picking fights with her little sister, is SUCH a little mother hen, sweet, beautiful, special 8 year old girl!
THANK YOU Macie, for teaching me what love is all about. For letting me make mistakes and loving me anyway, and for just being YOU! I'm the lucky one!